12/6/2019

Inauguration of new RIEDHAMMER furnace at EPM NEP Novocherkassk Plant

Novocherkassk, November 22, 2019. At the ENERGOPROM Novocherkassk Electrode Plant (a company of the EPM Group), the ceremonial commissioning of the modern RIEDHAMMER furnace took place.

The symbolic start button was pressed by Viktor Evtukhov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Andrey Saveliev, Acting Minister of Industry and Energy of the Rostov Region, Oleg Fomichev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the EPM Group, Viktor Nechuyatov, CEO EPM Group, and Evgeny Churikov, Managing Director of EPM-NEZ .

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Viktor Evtukhov noted, "The launch of the new furnace is an important step in the implementation of the large-scale investment program of the Russian industrial EPM Group, which it implements under a special investment contract with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia and the Government of the Rostov Region."

The RIEDHAMMER 24 section ring pit furnace is twice as technically advanced as its current counterparts in terms of performance, environment, automation and service life.

EPM Group CEO Viktor Nechuatov stressed, "We did not allow ourselves any compromises during the implementation of this project, all the materials and technologies used here are the most advanced. But we are not going to stop there, and next year, we plan to continue modernization of our primary production area, mills, as well as graphitization and rebaking furnaces."

Managing Director of EPM-NEP Evgeny Churikov noted that the commissioning of the RIEDHAMMER furnace in the firing workshop was the largest investment project of the company's technical upgrading program. The project was implemented on schedule in record time, being a vivid example of the productive cooperation with the company’s German partner RIEDHAMMER.

(Photo: Source - EPM Novocherkassk)

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