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1929 - 1940

In May 1929 the government decided to build a large industrial complex Zaporozhye ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy. Becomes the main construction Dnieper industrial complex where the original plant was part of sheet steel - modern MK "Zaporizhstal".

Construction of "Iron and Steel" will start in January 1931. The project developed a new plant -Union Institute "Gipromez".

In October 1932 at the industrial site of the future IC "Iron and Steel" delivers electricity just built DnieproGES, the largest hydroelectric power plant at the time of the country.

November 16, 1933 - the birthday of MK "Zaporizhstal". The enterprise first blast furnace blow - it is at that time the most powerful in Ukraine, its volume - 960 cubic meters.

The new plant becomes Europe's largest steel mill, with a design capacity of 1.2 million tons of iron and 1.4 million tons of steel.

In 1934, the MC "Zaporizhstal" is the work of the DP number 2, and in 1938 - DP number 3, while the largest in the world, its volume of 1300 cubic meters.

In 1935 the MC "Zaporizhstal" comes into operation the first open-hearth furnace. After it has entered into service just two open hearth furnaces - the first time in the global steel industry.

In 1937, the company enters into operation the first domestic slabbing. He becomes the first not only in the country but also in Europe, and only the third in the world.

In 1938, MK "Zaporizhstal" is the work of Europe's first continuous hot rolling sheet steel. By its power and bandwidth new shop is unique in Europe.

In 1939 part of the work of the cold rolling shop № 1.

By 1940 MK "Zaporizhstal" produces 70 percent of all steel sheet is produced while in the country. From this point on agricultural engineering and automotive country got thin sheet products produced domestically.

1941-1952

The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 interrupts the development of IC " Zaporizhstal". August 18, 1941 the work of the plant was shut down completely.

In October 1941, under difficult conditions approaching front was completed dismantling basic equipment MK "Zaporizhstal" in the heartland sent more than 50 tons of unique metallurgical equipment. Later it was installed in factories in Russia, on Magnitogorsk Zaporizhstal martenovtsy mastered armor steel smelting furnaces in heavy main vault.

Postwar reconstruction MK "Zaporizhstal" becomes a priority for the country. In June 1947, included in the system restored DP number 3, June 1948 - DP number 4. This unit became the country's first all-welded blast furnace. Welding hull number 4 DP specialists carried out in just 34 days.

By December 1949 MK "Zaporizhstal" resumed steelmaking and overlooked the prewar production level.

After 1945, the economy is in dire need of sheet steel for the automotive industry. All attention was drawn to Zaporizhstal recovery rolling production. In July 1947, the first laminated slabbing ingots recovered in August - a continuous hot rolling mill.

In November 1948 at the plant mastered rolling broadband structural autoleaf. He used the Gorky Automobile Plant in the production of the first "national" car "Victory".

For the development of thin cold-rolled sheet production, urgently needed for automobile and agricultural machinery, MK "Zaporizhstal" in 1947 was awarded the Order of Lenin.

In August 1951, the MC "Zaporizhstal" is included in the operation of the sinter plant.

In December 1952 MK "Zaporizhstal" - the first time in the country - the first produced by melting oxygen blowing, their technology has been tested in conjunction with specialists from the Central Research Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy.

1952-1990

In December 1952 MK "Zaporizhstal" - the first time in the country - the first produced by melting oxygen blowing, their technology was worked out together with the specialists of the Central Research Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy.

Since 1954, MK "Zaporizhstal" moves to the industrial application of oxygen in steel production. The average duration of melting in this decreases by 2 hours, and per square meter of hearth Steelmakers removed 100 tons of steel more.

In 1956, the country goes to the cinema screens cult film "Spring on Zarechnaya Street", where the role of steelworker Sasha Savchenko removed actor Nikolai Rybnikov. Filming of the movie took place in MK "Zaporizhstal" and get used to the way of helping young steelworker Rybnikovu steelmaker Zaporizhstal Gregory Pometun. In 1953, when Gregory Pometun was 23, he had already led the youth team and won the title of "Best steelworker Soviet Union." Hero of Socialist Labor title Grigory was given when he was 28 years old.

In 1957 MK "Zaporizhstal" - the first time in the country - the production of hot- rolled sheet is translated into a method.

In 1959, MK "Zaporizhstal" - the first time in the country - Production of cold-formed profiles. Machine-building enterprises of the country received the blank that do not require additional treatment.

In 1960, in blast furnaces MK "Zaporizhstal" mastered ferromanganese smelting. Its production is less coke and manganese ore than in other plants. Zaporizhstal ferromanganese allowed to begin production of new high-strength steels for the first artificial satellites.

In 1962, MK "Zaporizhstal" comes into operation foundry. At that time - the biggest in Europe, where the molds used for the production of cast iron the first heat. First in the world to a new foundry for the production of molds and cores used zhidkopodvizhnye practical self-hardening mixtures - effective for making large molds and cores.

Soon zhidkopodvizhnyh license to manufacture self-hardening mixtures at MK "Zaporizhstal" acquire steel companies of England, France and Japan - for use in their factories. Chief foundry Andrey Tkachenko, under whose leadership the commercial production zhidkopodvizhnyh self-hardening mixtures, was awarded the Lenin - the most prestigious award of the country.

In April 1963, the MC "Zaporizhstal" included in the first stage of cold rolling mill number 3. The mill " 2800 " is rolling large sheets of stainless steel and complexly.

In 1965, MK "Zaporizhstal" starts central laboratory computing. Subsequently, the first computer center enterprise in domestic steel enacts control complex " Listoprokat ", which tracks the movement of the metal in real time.

In January 1971, for high production performance IC "Zaporizhstal" was awarded the Order of the October Revolution.

In 1974, steel production MK "Zaporizhstal" commissioned the first in Ukraine tandem furnace ACD -1, the performance of which is 2.5 times the performance of conventional ovens.

In September 1977, in steelmaking MK "Zaporizhstal" mastered the method for slide metal casting, thanks to the use of the most modern steel teeming ladles at the time sliding shutters.

"Give us a hundred million" - the motto of working group "Iron and Steel" in 1978.

February 3, 1978 on "Iron and Steel" was smelted 100 millionth ton of steel, and on September 26 - the 100-millionth ton of iron from the date of the start of blast furnace number 1.

June 18, 1983 on a continuous rolling mill MK chetyrehkletevom "Zaporizhstal" was rolled 100 millionth ton of rolled steel.

In the 1990s - the formation of the national economy - MK "Zaporizhstal" actively forming marketing, is very active in the search for new markets. By 1994, the MC "Zaporizhstal" commercial production of new types of 19 hot-and cold-rolled sheet / tape for the engineering industry in Ukraine.

During the 1990s, the MC "Zaporizhstal" are processes of modernization and automation of transport services. In 1992, East railway station is commissioned automatic weight control loading wagons.

1991-2011

In 1994 - the first time in practice broadband operation mills - at MK "Zaporizhstal" energy-saving technology introduced direct (transit) rolling slabs, without preheating in reheat furnaces. At the same time in the production of 1 ton of product achieved a reduction in natural gas consumption by 75%.

"Nugget - slab - roll" - the first time in Ukraine under the scheme in 1997-1998 MK "Zaporizhstal" releases a new product for the pipe industry in the country : hot rolled coils weighing up to 16 tons Up to this maximum coil weight does not exceed 8 tonnes

In 2000, in the blooming shop MK "Zaporizhstal" is included in the automatic control system of heating bars in soaking pits - a significant energy saving measures. Consumption of fuel in the production process is reduced to 5 kg / t, also reduced the waste of metal - 2 kg / ton of product.

In 2003, MK "Zaporizhstal" put into effect the quality management system, designed to bring quality products in line with international standards.

In 2008, MK "Zaporizhstal" developed integrated quality management system, environment and safety, confirmed by a certificate of " Bureau Veritas Ukraine."

Integrated quality management system, environment and labor protection IC "Zaporizhstal" meets the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ILO-OSH 2001.

In 2008, the blast furnace MK "Zaporizhstal" begins construction of plants for pulverized coal injection. Installation is included in the job in October 2011.

Full amount of investment in the project IFB MK "Zaporizhstal" was the order of 1 billion USD., Including the construction of coal storage base - 350 million UAH.

After the introduction of the MC "Zaporizhstal" pulverized coal injection technology - since October 2011 - injection of natural gas in blast furnaces ceased. Significantly reduced coke consumption in the smelting of 1 ton of pig iron.

In 2004, MK "Zaporizhstal" enacts reconstructed DP number 2, with the installation of devices with shaftless dome burners. Putting it into operation will allow the company to decommission DP number 1, which began in 1933, MK "Zaporizhstal".

In 2009, the protected island Khortytsya offers historical and cultural complex "Zaporozhye". General sponsor of the construction is MK "Zaporizhstal", invest in construction of more than 12 mln.

2012 – 2015

2012 was decisive for the subsequent development of innovative IC "Zaporizhstal". On enterprise comes a new, effective owner - Metinvest Group.

Director General of the Company appointed Rostislav Shurma having an effective experience in the metallurgical enterprises of Metinvest.

The MC "Zaporizhstal" developed and implemented a program to improve the efficiency and modernization of production, improve working conditions and safety. Since August 2012, the mill is marked increase in production efficiency, reduce production costs. Works out at break-even level of production.

MK "Zaporizhstal" actively ecological modernization of production assets. The company is consistently implementing all environmental protection activities under a tripartite agreement between the combine, Zaporizhzhya Regional Council and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

Designating one of its key priorities improving industrial safety, MK "Zaporizhstal" increased social investment programs implemented in the enterprise. Since August 2012, for employees purchased new clothing, personal protection on hot areas in the shops are air-conditioned.

In October 2012, after a long break MK "Zaporizhstal" resumed cooperation with Zaporizhzhya river port for the shipment of their products.

In December 2012 the MC "Zaporizhstal" implemented a major investment project - part of the modern high-tech job base coal storage complex installation of pulverized coal injection in blast furnaces. Full amount of investment in the project IFB - about 1 billion UAH., Including BSU - 350 million UAH.

Implementation of the project has allowed MK IFB "Zaporizhstal" completely abandon the use of blast furnace production of natural gas, to reduce coke consumption.

In January 2013 signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Athletics Federation of Ukraine. Combine sets monthly scholarships leading athletes Zaporozhye region - Olympic champions and medalists, world champions and Europe, among them Maria Belt, Olesya Povkh Aleksey Kasyanov, Oleg Stepko Anna Gatsko Yuri Kushniruk, Cyril Dolgov, Bogdan Panchenkov Skobelskaya Alina, Anna Melnichenko.

In 2013, in Kiev, with the support of MK "Zaporizhstal", a competition of social projects "We - a city" under corporate social programs of Metinvest Group. Fourteen winners of the contest Works has awarded grants totaling $ 700 thousand UAH. The city is successful implementation of all social projects.

In May 2013 the MC "Zaporizhstal" completed a large-scale environmental project for the modernization of sinter production. Commissioned a new set of hardware - sinter machine number 1, a high-tech scrubbing with two powerful electrostatic, exhauster office and compressor station. Environmental effect - reducing emissions of dust and gas in the atmosphere at a level up to 10% of the total emissions of the plant. Investment in the project - 240 million UAH.

At the opening ceremony of sinter complex was attended by President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and the owner of SCM, the largest shareholder of the plant, Rinat Akhmetov.

During the visit to the plant Rinat Akhmetov visited the cold rolling shop number 1 and the construction of a new pickling line MK "Zaporizhstal".

In July 2013, on the eve of the Day of Metallurgist Presidential Decree seven workers MK "Zaporizhstal" awarded honorary titles and awards. Honorary title "Honored Metallurgist of Ukraine " was awarded to deputy chief of department of IC " Zaporizhstal" Andrei Kazmin, steel caster shop MK "Zaporizhstal" Oleg Kucherenko and roller shop MK "Zaporizhstal" Alexander Sklar. Awarded the Order "For merits » II degree roller shop MK "Zaporizhstal" Alexander Simonenko, the Order "For merits » III degree : Aglomeratchikov shop MK "Zaporizhstal" Nikolai Moscovkin carver shop MK "Zaporizhstal" Andrew Salyakin, chief MK "Zaporizhstal" Alexander Fomenko.

In 2013 the gas purification of sinter machine No.1 was reconstructed. In 2014, the upgraded Blast Furnace No.4 built hydrochloric acid pickling line construction at the cold Rolling Mill No.1 and gas-cleaning systems at Sinter Machine № 2. Moreover, the modernization program of the works includes gas purifying reconstruction of sinter machines No.3 –No.6, Blast Furnaces No.3 and No.5 renovation repairs, construction of the new turbo blower. For these purposes is planned to allocate about 200 mln. USD. The enterprise has a long term plan to pass to the BOF steelmaking process.

For the 2013-2014 years, «Zaporizhstal» Steel Works had invested in ecological modernization about UAH 2.25 billiard: in 2013 – more than UAH 600 million, in 2014 – over UAH 1.655 million.