History of Cherepovets Metallurgical Combine by years

The construction of a large plant to supply the North-West region of Russia with domestically produced metal became possible after the discovery of Kola iron ores and Pechora coals in 1930-1933. Severe climatic conditions and geographic distance made it inefficient to construct a metallurgical plant in the immediate vicinity of ore and coal deposits. It was decided to locate the enterprise near Cherepovets – at the crossroads of ore, coal and finished product flows and the intersection of the Vologda-Leningrad railway line with the Mariinsky water system.

On June 20, 1940, the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR adopted a resolution “On the organization of the metallurgical base in the North-West of the USSR”, providing for the establishment of a steel works in Cherepovets. The construction of the plant was postponed due to the Second World War and began seven years later.

On December 30, 1947 it was decided to resume construction of the Cherepovets Steel Works with a revision of the project based on the results of a study of the issues and the recommendations of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

On August 24, 1955, the first Cherepovets cast iron was produced at blast furnace No. 1. This day marked the birth of the Cherepovets Steel Mill. The blast furnace was functioning on coke imported from the Novo-Lipetsk Steel Mill.

On May 1, 1958, at 1:40 am, the first Cherepovets steel was produced. Later that morning, the still warm ingot was transported around the city in a festive column.

In November 1959, the Government congratulated the builders and metallurgists behind the commissioning of the largest sheet-rolling mill in Europe – 2800 Sheet-Rolling Shop No. 1. Cherepovets mill was capable of operating a full metallurgical cycle. In the following years, new metallurgical facilities were commissioned: blast furnaces, electric furnaces, converters and rolling mills for the production of sheet and shaped steel.

Given the complex structure and combined nature of production, on June 23, 1983, the Ministry of Ferrous Metallurgy of the USSR decided to reorganize the Cherepovets Steel Works as part of the Cherepovets Steel Mill.

On September 24, 1993, in accordance with a decree of the President of the Russian Federation, the state enterprise Cherepovets Steel Mill was registered in the city hall of Cherepovets as Severstal joint-stock company.

Since 1993, Severstal has been actively developing: it now includes enterprises involved in the production of hardware, large-diameter pipes, extraction of coal, iron ore and other minerals.

Over the entire period of its existence, more than 400 million tons of steel have been produced and more than 2,500,000 km of rolled products have been manufactured.

Cherepovets Steel Works underconstruction || 1958. Break-Down Mill underconstruction

Cherepovets Steel Works underconstruction

1958. Break-Down Mill underconstruction
Cherepovets Steel Works start-up || August 24, 1955. First hot metal produced in Cherepovets

Cherepovets Steel Works start-up

August 24, 1955. First hot metal produced in Cherepovets
First ingot of martensite steel. || Year 1958

First ingot of martensite steel.

Year 1958
First ingot of martensite steel. || Year 1958  Blast Furnace Shop. ||Year 1958. Keeper of the second blast furnace A.A. Kolesov

First ingot of martensite steel.

Year 1958 Blast Furnace Shop.
First coke furnace battery.|| Year 1956

First coke furnace battery.

Year 1956
First ingot of martensite steel. || Year 1958  Swaging Shop.|| Year 1959. The first blooming mill 1150 was commissioned

First ingot of martensite steel.

Year 1958 Swaging Shop.
Electric Steel Melt Shop. ||Year 1969. The first electric steel was produced in Cherepovets

Electric Steel Melt Shop.

Year 1969. The first electric steel was produced in Cherepovets
Consumer goods production.|| Year 1973. The first phase of the Enamel Cookware Shop was put into operation

Consumer goods production.

Year 1973. The first phase of the Enamel Cookware Shop was put into operation
Territory of Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant

Territory of Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant

Hot Rolling Shop No. 2. ||Year 1975. First hot rolled coil was produced on broad strip mill 2000

Hot Rolling Shop No. 2.

Year 1975. First hot rolled coil was produced on broad strip mill 2000
Hot Rolling Shop No. 2|| Year 1981. Product packaging line

Hot Rolling Shop No. 2

Year 1981. Product packaging line
Open Hearth Shop.|| Year 1979. Pouring of the 100-millionth ton of steel in molds

Open Hearth Shop.

Year 1979. Pouring of the 100-millionth ton of steel in molds
Converter shop.|| Year 1980. The first converter steel was produced

Converter shop.

Year 1980. The first converter steel was produced
Section rolling shop.|| Year 1981. Adjustage

Section rolling shop.

Year 1981. Adjustage
Construction of Blast Furnace No.5.||  Year 1982

Construction of Blast Furnace No.5.

Year 1982
Panorama  of Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant.|| Year 1980

Panorama of Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant.

Year 1980
Sheet Rolling Shop of Pipe Rolling Mill.|| Year 2008. Reconstruction of Mill 5000 completed

Sheet Rolling Shop of Pipe Rolling Mill.

Year 2008. Reconstruction of Mill 5000 completed
Electric Steel Melt Shop. Steel Billet Continuous Casting Machine || Year 2002. In the suite of equipment of the Electric Steel Melt Shop, a new Steel Billet Continuous Casting Machine has been commissioned.

Electric Steel Melt Shop. Steel Billet Continuous Casting Machine

Year 2002. In the suite of equipment of the Electric Steel Melt Shop, a new Steel Billet Continuous Casting Machine has been commissioned.
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