On April 9, Evraz NTMK launched a new blast furnace No.7, supplied by Paul Wurth S.A. (Luxembourg). The company announced the project in the middle of 2016, the construction was completed within 18 months. The investment amounts to $195 million.
The new unit has a higher efficiency both in terms of output increase and in terms of cost reduction compared to the blast furnace No. 6. It requires fewer and shorter maintenance stops, and the coke consumption is reduced by 5 kg / t. The emissions in the atmosphere are decreased 2.5 times by using of advanced filter technology.
Evraz NTMK is located in Nizhniy Tagil (140 km north of Yekaterinburg).