Interpipe Steel is the largest Eastern European electric steel melting complex for the production of round steel billets. The company works in vertical integration with other enterprises of the Interpipe Group, supplying steel billets for pipe and wheel production. Interpipe Steel is the most up-to-date steel plant in Ukraine. It was put into operation in 2012. Investment in it construction reached $700 million. Green steelmaking technologies were used in its construction: a closed cycle of the water supply system, a modern gas removal and cleaning system, and a noise insulation system.
ladle furnace, vacuum degasser, 2 CCMs
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Indicative sales structure by products in 2019*
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Interpipe Steel invested $10 million in development in 2019, according to a presentation on Interpipe’s financial results for 12 months of 2019
Steel production volume at Interpipe Steel decreased due to a drop in pipe production at Interpipe plants caused by unfavorable market conditions in the pipe segment.
Representatives of the company said that due to the shortage of scrap in Ukraine, Interpipe Steel partially replaced scrap with hot briquetted iron (HBI) and pig iron.
A comprehensive power management system was introduced at the plant. Due to the redistribution of the load schedule depending on the daytime, as well as changes in the steam generator settings, the plant saved $6 million in 2015–2016.
Interpipe Steel is known for installations of a Danish artist, Olafur Eliasson, specially created and installed during the construction of the plant.
Interpipe Steel’s (initially, Dniprosteel) construction plan was announced in 2007 with the aim to replace the open-hearth production at Interpipe NTRP (Nyzhnyodniprovskyi Tube Rolling Plant). The plant was put into operation in 2012.
Sources: websites of the companies, media outlets