Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant, part of Mechel Group, won the tender on the supply of 23,500 tonnes of rails to Moscow Metro.
The rails will be used for the redevelopment of existing tracks, and construction of new stretches of city’s metro network.
Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant produces rails up to 100 meters in length, which are used on speed railways with traffic up to 250 km/h. The plant is the only facility in Russia to use the technology of hardening rails in organic polymer, which lends the rails high performance characteristics – strength and wear resistance.
Recently, Mechel announced that the Chelyabinsk rolling mill’s products undergo several quality testing stages conducted at an automated nondestructive testing control line consisting of several computers. Every rail is scanned for alignment, defects, size and steel quality.
Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant has been producing rails since 2014. During this period, the plant has shipped about 1 million tonnes of rail products.