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Donetsk

Donetskstal Donetsk

The legendary mill on the right bank of Kalmius river was founded in 1870 by welsh engineer John Hughes.

One blast furnace and the electric steel plant is still working despite the difficult war years even in 2022.

https://tvzvezda.ru/news/2022331225-azwIf.html

Image photography

By Viktor Macha in 2012.

Plant facts and figures

The plant have an annual capacity of 100000 tons.

The following processes are conducted in the plant:

  • Iron making
  • Steel making

This plant produces the following type of products:

  • Bars
  • Pig iron

Full description

The legendary mill on the right bank of Kalmius river was founded in 1870 by welsh engineer John Hughes.The first blast furnace was tappped two years later only. 24 puddling and 13 wendling furnaces with 2 rolling-mills were operating there at the same time. Two more blast furnaces and open-hearth shop were constructed by the end of 19th century and the works became the largest one in whole Russia.

In 1910 the combine consisted of 6 blast and 9 open-hearth furnaces with two bessemer converters.

With impending second world war most of the equipment was transported to Ural to Serov ironworks. German army destroyed the whole complex in 1943.

The production was restarted immediately after the war.

In 1953 a plate mill was built and world´s first continuous caster has been launched in 1960.

The open-hearth shop was shutdown for good in April 2012.

Main data

Owner

The plant is owned by unknown

Address

Plant address: 122, Tkachenka str., c. Donetsk, 83062

Country

The plant is located in Ukraine

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