February 6, 2012

LLC “Elektrostal” was established in 2004 in Kurakhovo, a town in Donetsk region. In 2006 the company launched construction of an electric furnace steel works. Research Institute Giprostal (city of Kharkov) acted as the general designer of the works. A well-known Italian company STB supplied the major metallurgical equipment. The works facilities involve EAF-50 (electric arc furnace), a 35 MVA transformer, 3 oxy-gas burners of 3.5 MW each and an argon bottom stirring system, ladle furnace (LF).

Steel ladles are equipped with Interstop CS60L slide gates. The radial billet caster of a 6-meter radius has 3 strands. Tundishes are equipped with an MNC Interstop metering nozzle rapid change system. A planned annual steel output is more than 300,000 tons of as-cast square billets with section of the following sizes 120x120; 125x125; 130x130; 135х135; 150 x150.


There are about 1000 workers employed at the works. The works construction was completed in February of 2008. On March 2, 2008,  LLC “Elektrostal” successfully tapped and cast the first heat.