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The increase in capacity will help meet April targets in full

The Northern Mining and Processing Plant (Northern GOK) has increased the number of working sections at the iron ore processing plant (ROF) №1. This is stated in the Metinvest Kryvyi Rih’s press release on the Facebook page.

“Northern GOK continues to fulfill production plans. At the iron ore processing plant №1, where high-quality A-1 concentrate is produced, the number of working sections has been increased,” the company notes.

The increase in capacity will help ROF №1 help meet the April targets in full. If in March there were four sections at the plant, now there are seven. At the same time, six – at night, and one – during the day.

The division also completed work on the replacement of two mills. In addition, specialists resumed the overhaul, which was suspended due to the war. We are talking about the replacement of conduits of the hydraulic sealing system of the first stage.

“Repairs will ensure trouble-free operation of the equipment operating at all stages of concentrate enrichment,” concludes Northern GOK.

As GMK Center reported earlier, Northern GOK completed the the repair of the electrofilter on the LURGI 552B roasting machine in the pellet production workshop №2. The specialists carried out a revision of deposition hammers and coronal electrodes, strengthening of support racks, restoration of steel structures of the hull

Also, the specialists of the plant repaired roasting machine LURGI 552A in the pellet production shop №2. Metinvest allocated about UAH 20 million to carry out the planned scope of work.

Northern GOK – one of the largest mining and processing plant in Europe. It is part of the Metinvest group. In 2021, the plant increased production of pellets by 20.2% compared to 2020 – up to 6.35 million tons. The output of iron ore for the year increased by 5.2% – up to 13.4 million tons.