Donetsk, Dec 13 – DAN. Enakievo Metallurgical Plant (EMZ) is expected to reach its maximum rolled steel capacity by mid-2022, the head of the rolled steel workshop Sergey Tkachenko said.

"After a long idle period, we need time to adjust the production. We plan to reach 13,000 ton per month rate, I think, in the first half of 2022," he said.

This month plan provides for 4,000 tons of rolled steel, and 5,000 tons in January.

The further boost will be possible with more staff hired and boosted capacity of finishing and sorting workshops.

Currently the EMZ production includes shaped cross-section, corner, rail, 40-mm diameter circle, I-beam profiles, etc.
EMZ is one of the largest DPR metallurgical enterprises. In October 2021, key industrial enterprises of the DPR and LPR have been transferred from the Vneshtorgservic external management into the Southern Mining and Metallurgical Enterprise (YuGMK).
Currently, seven of the enterprises under external management have been transferred to YuGMK: Enakievo Steel Plant, Makeyevka Steel Plant, Makeyevkoks, Yasinovskiy coke-chemical plant, Komsomolskoye Mining in the DPR, and Alchevsk Steel Plant and Stakhanov Ferrous Alloy Plant in the LPR.