Ironmaking in Russia

Author(s) I. Gordon, D. Tikhonov, D. Vorsina, A. Tretyak
AISTech 2021 — Proceedings of the Iron & Steel Technology Conference 29 June–1 July 2021, Nashville, Tenn., USA


This paper is focused on the evolution of ironmaking practices in Russia and highlights some technological aspects of blast furnaces, sinter and coke plant operation. The development of hot metal, sinter and coke production; changes in structure of reductants; and iron ore burden materials are discussed. The paper includes an evaluation of design features of the blast furnaces proper, sinter and coke plants and accompanied equipment, presentation of the largest Russian hot metal producing companies, and further outlook for the Russian steel industry.