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17 July 2018

Severstal Supplied Hot Rolled Steel for the Drilling Rig Construction

PAO Severstal, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated steel and mining companies supplied hot rolled steel to OOO Uralmash Oil and Gas Equipment Holding. Rolled steel products will be used for manufacturing drilling rigs intended for the extreme operating conditions of the Far North.  

Severstal Distribution provided a comprehensive support of the supply for Uralmash Oil and Gas Equipment Holding directly from the production site of Cherepovets Steel Mill (CherMK): from negotiations with the client and preparation of the commercial proposal during tender to the supply of rolled steel products.

‘Severstal prepares a unique commercial proposal for the clients from a machine-building industry taking into account relevant needs of the clients.  For this purpose a comprehensive investment program for upgrading production departments is implemented in the company and the competences for establishing interaction patterns are developed with the help of  those possibilities which the distribution network offers,’ mentioned Yevgeniy Chernyakov, Sales Director, AO Severstal Management.

Thus,  within the framework of the investment project worth a total of about 8 billion rubles the Flat Rolled Products Plant of CherMK will be upgraded by the end of 2020, in particular extensive work will be carried out at Mill 2800. Firstly, the level of product quality will be improved significantly, for instance, the improvement of flat rolled products nonflatness (no more than 3 mm per meter).   Secondly, it will be possible to master the manufacturing of new products. It is planned to extend the range of high-strength steel and steel plates, to start the production of rolled steel suitable for laser cutting. The company's first priority is to master the manufacturing of high-strength steel plates with a tensile strength up to 1800 MPa, steel plates with the hardness up to 550 НВ and steel plates with higher viscosity.  These products are developed specifically for the clients in machine-building, construction and energy industries. 

‘The distribution network in its turn has opened a sales office in Yekaterinburg for the clients’ convenience in order to communicate with the customers from this region promptly,’ remarked Timur Yudichev, Head of SRS Distribution Network.  ‘It’s not the first time CherMK supplies its products to Uralmash Oil and Gas Equipment Holding via the distribution network and we already know this client’s requirements to rolled steel products and service and we can provide the client with the optimum proposal’.

In the first half of the year 2018 Severtal supplied 275 thousand tons of rolled steel products to Russian clients from a machine-building industry, which is 6% higher than last year.

OOO Uralmash Oil and Gas Equipment Holding is the largest Russian producer of all types of drilling rigs and a wide range of oil and gas equipment with a full range of services.