Nadezhdinskiy Metallurgicheskiy Zavod Serov
Nadezhdinski Metallurgical Plant (Serov) (Надеждинский металлургический завод (Russian)), also known as NMZ and Serov A. K. Iron & Steel (predecessor), is a 756 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant operating in Serov, Sverdlovsk, Russia.
Initially, the plant produced rails for the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway and was named Nadezhdinsky in honor of Nadezhda Polovtseva, the owner of the Bogoslovsky mining district and the wife of State Secretary Alexander Polovtsev, on whose initiative the enterprise was built. The first steel was produced in 1896; by this time, blast-furnace, open-hearth and rolling mill production facilities were built at the plant. In the same year, its own blast-furnace crude iron production was launched and the first batch of rails was rolled. During World War I, the plant produced a range of weapons, among other products. Since 1939, the Nadezhdinsky Metallurgical Plant has been renamed into Serovsky; the old name was returned to the plant in 2016. Since 2000, NMZ has been part of the UMMC holding. In 2007, the open-hearth production was closed and the plant fully transitioned to electric steelmaking with a use of scrap metal and crude iron as the feed.
Dmitry Shtin appointed Director of Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant
According to the press service of the enterprise, Dmitry Vladimirovich has a higher education, graduated from USTU-UPI with a degree in metal forming, qualification - engineer. Has been working at the Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant for more than 20 years, has extensive managerial experience: 2005-2007. - Head of the large-section shop, 2007-2009. - Head of the section rolling shop, 2009-2012. - Head of the rolling shop, in 2012 he was appointed Deputy Chief Engineer - Head of the Technical Department, since 2017 - Chief Engineer of the plant.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 750000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Iron making
- Steel making
- Rolling mill
This plant produces the following type of products:
- Pig iron
Although it´s not really obvious on the first glance the Serov ironworks belongs among the more recent plants within the Ural steel industry. Construction began n 1894 under the leadership of the owner of Bogoslovksy mining district Alexander Andreevich Auerbach. Equipment for blast furnaces (nine furnaces conjuncted under one casthouse), open-hearth steel plant and rail rolling mill was manufactured in Germany, France and Belgium. It was the largest smelter in the Urals in the pre-revolutionary Russia.
In 1931 the rail rolling production is ceased slowly, machine building and engineering is becoming more dominant here.
In 2000 a gradual modernization of the steel plant has started. The Danieli company installed a state-of-art electric arc furnace and the open-hearth steel making shop was shutdown in 2006.
Reconstruction of the blast furnace site is in progress currently, by now the last of its type worldwide. The coke is supplied by an aerial ropeway and charged directly into the blast furnaces, ore and other raw materials goes by unique skip charging buckets system.
The plant is part of UGMK company today and the production is focused on hot rolled section steel mostly.