A test melt at NLMK’s Kaluga steel mill
Vtorchermet NLMK, one of the largest scrap metal recycling firms in Russia, has commissioned an auto shredder at its facility in Podolsk, Russia. Vtorchermet is a part of the steel mill company NLMK Group.
The Metso Lindemann shredder has been designed for processing both light and mixed scrap. The shredder also is expected to improve the quality of raw material supplied to NLMK Kaluga, the steel company’s electric arc furnace (EAF), as well as other NLMK steel mills. The company says the shredder will reduce the tap-to-tap time and energy usage for the steel mill.
The auto shredder is equipped with a 4,000-horsepower drive and is capable of processing up to 100 metric tons of scrap per hour.
The shredder is part of an NLMK Technical Upgrade & Development program for its scrap processing division that the company started in 2011. Under the program, NLMK is looking to double its ferrous processing capabilities in Moscow to 800,000 metric tons by 2016. Since starting the program, Vtorchermet NLMK has opened 18 new sites.
The Metso Lindemann shredder that has been commissioned is the second for the company in the Moscow region; the first auto shredder was commissioned at the companys’ Mytischi site in 2010.
Vtorchermet NLMK is the scrap processing division of NLMK Russia Long, part of NLMK Group. Vtorchermet NLMK has facilities at 34 locations in Russia. The company processes more than 3.5 million metric tons of ferrous scrap per year.