PAO Severstal, one of the largest vertically integrated steel and mining companies in the world, supplied approximately 40 thousand tons of rolled steel for the construction of the 12 stadiums that will host World Cup matches in 2018.
Flat steel and reinforcing bars were supplied from Severstal’s production site in Cherepovets and the Balakova Mini-Mill (part of Severstal’s Russian Steel division).
Steel products were delivered directly to the stadium construction sites via the Company’s distribution network. During 2014 - 2016 Severstal Distribution delivered approximately 18 thousand tons of reinforcing bars of various steel grades and diameters for the construction of stadiums in Samara, approximately 2 thousand tons to Nizhny Novgorod, and approximately 1.5 thousand tons to Volgograd.
Severstal shipped approximately 12.3 thousand tons of steel and over 6.7 thousand tons of reinforcement steel for the construction of the Zenit Arena stadium in St. Petersburg, including through the distribution network.
Pre-painted galvanized iron was used to construct the Spartak and Luzhniki stadiums in Moscow. Steel from Cherepovets was used in the roof of the stadium in Kaliningrad; Severstal shipped 200 tons of rolled steel for this facility, which was also used to build cross-beams and a recreation zone.
Severstal-metiz provided high-strength support for the construction of several facilities for the FIFA World Cup. M20 increased strength grade bolts and nuts as well as high-strength pavement support were used to install critical metal structures and demountable stands. Four arenas were constructed with the support of Severstal-Metiz: the Ekaterinburg Arena, Spartak Stadium in Moscow (Otkritie Arena), St Petersburg Stadium (Zenit Arena) and Fisht Stadium, among other Olympic facilities.
Evgeny Chernyakov, Director of Sales of AO Severstal Management, commented: “Overall we estimate 100 kt pa of rolled steel was used for the construction of stadiums and related infrastructure for the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Whilst the Company has considerable experience in constructing sports facilities, our role in these particular infrastructure projects represented a significant responsibility. Furthermore, this experience has enabled us to improve the efficiency of our distribution network in delivering small lots directly to construction sites on time.”