In Ukraine it is the largest steel manufacturer of both rebar and wire rod. ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih also specializes in the manufacture of sections, angles, strips and billets. The plant produces over 6 MT of crude steel, 5 MT of rolled products and 5.5 MT of hot metal.
ArcelorMittal halts production at its Ukrainian steelmaking operations
ArcelorMittal (‘the Company’) can confirm it has today taken the decision to idle its steelmaking operations in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine in order to ensure the safety and security of our people and assets.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 800000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
This plant produces the following type of products:
Plans for the largest integrated mill in Ukraine were made in 1929, shortly after the Soviet Union was formed.
The first steel was melted in 1934. 4 blast furnaces and 3 open-hearth shops were supplying the Union with pig iron and steel until the second world war. As the german battlefront was onwarding rapidly, all equipment and workers were evacuated to Nizhny Tagil. As expected tha plant was demolished completely.
The mills was rebuilt after war and new blast furnace no.7 and no.8 were installed there between 1962-70.
The world´s largest blast furnace (no.9) with 5000 m³ capacity was fired in 1974.
After the fall of USSR and two privatizations ArcelorMittal company took over the steel production in Krivoj Rog.