BMZ Increased Production of Rebar in Coils by More Than a Quarter
OJSC BMZ (Byelorussian Steel Works), a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, produced and shipped to consumers over 62 thousand tonnes of rebar in coils in 8 months of 2020. The achieved indicator is more than 25% higher than the level of 2019.
The key consumers of rebars in coils are construction companies in Israel, which accounts for over 95% of factory exports of these products. BMZ thanks to the support of its long-term partner Duferco has a long-term contract for the supply to Israel of weldable rebars in coils, micro-alloyed with vanadium, grade S-500WC steel from No 8 to No 16 inclusively. The volume of its implementation within the framework of these agreements in January-July 2020 exceeded USD 24 million.
Reinforcing bars are produced at Rolling workshop No.2. It is noteworthy that initially the maximum diameter provided by the technology of the Italian company Danieli was No 14, but in the course of the joint work of the specialists of the plant's technological services, profile No. 16 was also mastered. The improvement made allowed the plant to increase the volume of production and export of this type of metal products. The key advantage of S500W grade rebar is its seismic resistance and weldability. According to experts, the use of such reinforcement, due to its characteristics, can significantly reduce the consumption of steel during construction.
OJSC "BMZ" - the managing company of the "BMK" holding, according to the operational data of work for 8 months of this year, produced and shipped to consumers over 62 thousand tons of rebar in coils