Russia: VIZ-Stal output and sales up in January-September 2018

In January-September VIZ-Stal produced 128 thousand tons of transformer steel, up by 9% YoY.

The capacities were fully loaded.

Transformer steel sales grew also by 9%, to 127 thousand tons.

The positive dynamics has to do with the growth of the world demand for transformer steel.

Exports accounted for 80% of sales. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VIZ-Stal modernizing bell furnaces

VIZ-Stal has begun the third stage of the bell furnaces modernization. By the end of the year the company will have put into operation 18 new stands. The usage of the modern equipment will decrease maintenance costs by 20%, while increasing the reliability and wear-resistance of the furnaces. The program to replace bell furnaces started…

Russia: VIZ-Stal output up in H1 2018

In January-June VIZ-Stal produced 86 thousand tons of transformer steel, up by 12% YoY, with capacities fully loaded.

Sales grew by 10%, to 84 thousand tons.

Exports accounted for 78%, with 90% of them on long-term contracts. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VIZ-Stal replaces cleaning facilities

VIZ-Stal has started repairs of one of the four filter presses of the cleaning facilities.

The repair presupposes the replacement of 15 filter plates.

The commissioning of the machine is scheduled for late 2018.

Assembly will be carried out in October.

VIZ-Stal will invest some 12 million rubles in the project. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VIZ-Stal modernizing crane machinery

VIZ-Stal has commissioned new crane machinery in the cold-rolling shops. The project valued at over 30 million rubles will improve industrial safety and manufacturing efficiency. The lifting capacity of the new bridge crane is 22 ton, up by 2 tons from the previous model, which will increase transportation volumes by 10%. Energy saving equipment used…

Russia: VIZ-Stal sales up in Q1 2018

In January-March VIZ-Stal increased metal output by 10% YoY, to 43 thousand tons. The company capacities were 99% loaded. Transformer steel sales grew by 13%, to 41 thousand tons. The positive dynamics has to do with the growth of the world demand for transformer steel. Exports accounted for 80% of sales. The key destinations were…

Russia: VIZ-Stal decreases power intensity of transformer steel manufacture

In 2017 thanks to the energy efficiency improvement program VIZ-Stal decreased specific power intensity of transformer steel manufacture by 4.3%, to 7.63 Gcal per ton. In the past 5 years this parameter has decreased by 18%. Implementation of new techniques, replacement of outdated machinery, projects of resources saving and manufacturing processes optimization allowed the company…

Russia: VIZ-Stal output up in 2017

In 2017 VIZ-Stal increased output by 9%, to 161.6 thousand tons. Capacity loading remained high – 99%. Transformer rolled metal sales grew by 5%, to 160.9 thousand tons. The positive dynamics has to do with the restoration of the world demand for transformer steel and realization of projects aimed at improving product quality. Exports accounted…

Russia: Viz-Stal modernizing crane machinery

Viz-Stal has started assembling the new bridge crane to service the cold-rolling shop. The project is valued at 36 million rubles. The new-generation crane manufactured in Russia will replace the outdated previous machine. Its improved lifting capacity (22 tons instead of 20) will increase the speed of operation by 10%, while the energy-saving technologies will…

Russia: VIZ-Stal energy consumption down in H1 2017

In January-June VIZ-Stal thanks to its energy efficiency improvement program decreased electricity consumption by 529 thousand kWh and of gas by 722.5 thousand cubic meters. This allowed the company to save 5.1 million rubles In particular, the company has finished modernization of two nitrogen-producing mills used in the thermal treatment of metal. The project will…

Russia: VIZ-Stal increases energy efficiency

VIZ-Stal has finished modernization of two machines to produce nitrogen, used in the process of the thermal treatment of metal. The project will increase energy efficiency. Within the project the company replaced two of the three air separation units. The capacity of each new unit is 8 thousand cubic meters of pure nitrogen per hour.…

Russia: VIZ-Stal increases energy efficiency

In 2016 VIZ-Stal, a part of NLMK, implemented 22 projects within the program of the energy savings and decreased electricity consumption by 5.5 million kW-h, hearing energy – by 4319.2 gCal, and natural gas – by 330.7 thousand cubic meters. Thus expenses on energy resources decreased by 20.9 million rubles. The energy saving program included…

Russia: VIZ-Stal puts new machinery into operation

VIZ-Stal, a part of NLMK, has completed the first stage of transformer rolled metal thermal treatment machinery modernization. In particular, 8 new stands of bell furnaces have replaced outdated machinery, improving the reliability of the furnaces and decreasing expenses. Within the first stage of the modernization program 7% of all the stands at VIZ-Stal have…