The installation of main facilities at NLMK Kalugaĺs EAF and rolling shops is now in its closing stage.
In the EAF Shop, electric arc furnace, bulk materials supply duct, ladle furnace, continuous casting machine, gas cleaning and off-gas systems, material preparation, and scrap preparation departments have already been installed. The installation works were performed by GAMA (a Turkish construction company) and by NLMK SMT (Construction and Assembly Trust).
In the Rolling Shop, the installation of reheating furnace, cooler, mill line, finishing line, roll grinding department, and overhead cranes, is also completed.
Electric wiring and pipelining works continue in the main shops; commissioning works are underway.
The plant startup is scheduled for the first half of 2013.