In November 2010 ChelPipe commissioned its new state-of-the-art electric arc furnace mini-mill at the Pervouralsk Plant. This facility operates an electric arc furnace and employs a direct casting process. ChelPipe expects that when its new mini-mill is capable of operating at full capacity, it will allow ChelPipe to be 75% self-sufficient in billets for seamless pipe production.
Project costs: USD 670 million
Capacity: 950,000 metric tons per year
Launch: November 2010