Düsseldorf, November 19, 2013

Successful commissioning of an electric steelmaking plant at TMK in Russia with extensive environment technology

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The ARCCESS® electric arc furnace at the Tagmet plant.

SMS Siemag, Germany, has successfully commissioned an electric steelmaking plant at Taganrog Metallurgical Works (OAO “TAGMET”) of TMK Group in Russia. The first heat in the ARCCESS® electric arc furnace was successfully carried out. The plant at the Taganrog location is rated for an annual production of one million tons of steel.

The new electric steelmaking plant of SMS Siemag (www.sms-siemag.com) replaces an existing Siemens-Martin steelmaking plant and meets the required high environmental standards by means of advanced gas cleaning technology and the feeding of filter dusts back into the melting process.

SMS Siemag has supplied an ARCCESS® electric arc furnace with a tapping weight of 135 tons, the scrap yard equipment, dust collection and gas cleaning systems as well as the additive supply system. Further, SMS Siemag has equipped the installation with a combined injection system which allows injecting lime, filter dust and carbon.

The entire X-Pact® electrical and automation systems have also been provided by SMS Siemag. It comprises the process automation (level 1) as well as the technological process model for the furnace process (level 2) and the commissioning according to the tried and tested "Plug & Work" concept.

OAO “TAGMET” is a company of the Russian TMK Group, one of the largest manufacturers of pipe steel grades for the oil, gas and civil engineering industry in Russia. The main production sites of TMK Group are Taganrog, Seversky, Volzhsky and Sinarsky.

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Successful cooperation: the Tagmet and SMS Siemag teams.

SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.


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