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"AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS" CONFIRMS RAIL QUALITY

25 September 2013

Compliance certification for the right to produce transport metal (railway wide gauge rails, tie plates and joint bars) by the enterprise in accordance with the requirements established by national system UkrSEPRO was completed at "AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS" (Metinvest Group).

Specialists of State Enterprise "Kharkov Railway Transport Certification Authority" conduced the audit.

Over the period from 18 till 20 September, the auditors verified necessary technological and normative documents, as well as transport metal manufacturing process management at the enterprise. In the course of inspection, the auditors visited Rail Mill and Rail Fasteners Shop, where they checked out transport metal manufacturing process management and its quality control system. Production activities of Quality Control Department, Mechanical Testing Shop, Central Chemical Laboratory, as well as Instrumentation and Automation Shop were also examined.

The decision on confirmation of effective certificates by State Enterprise "Kharkov Railway Transport Certification Authority" will be made upon the audit results systematization and analysis.

Enver Tskitishvili, Director General of PJSC "AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS" noted: "Confirming high quality of our products today we ensure their competitiveness at the domestic market. This audit is essential for us, as our key customer of transport metal – "Ukrzaliznytsya" (Ukrainian Railways) – purchases it only from the manufacturers having UkrSEPRO certificates".

Справка

PJSC “AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS” is an up-to-date high-technology enterprise which produces a wide range of steel products such as: slabs, sections and shapes, rails, rail fastenings, square billets, heavy plates, and smelter slag products.

Production capacity of the Enterprise makes it possible to manufacture annually over  5,5 million  tons of pig iron, over 6,2 million tons of steel  (the target is to achieve  7 million  tons of steel per year),  over  4,4  million tons of rolled products. Design capacity of rail fastenings manufacture is 285 thousand tons per year and that of steel milling balls manufacture is 170 thousand tons per year.

Metinvest is a vertically integrated mining group of companies, operating the assets in each sector of the production cycle beginning with iron ore and coal mining and coke production up to the manufacture of steel semi-products and finished products, pipes and coils as well as production of other products with high value added. The Group consists of mining and steel works situated in Ukraine, Europe, and the USA and has a chain of sales covering the key world markets. The chief stockholders of Metinvest are SKM Group (71,25%) and Smart-Holding (23,75%) which jointly run  the Company.

METINVEST HOLDING LLC – the holding company of the Metinvest Group