KARDEMİR will begin production of domestic wagon caster: Fadil Demirel, General Manager of Karabuk Iron & Steel Factory (KARDEMIR), said that at the end of the year, they will start to produce 380 and 450 millimeter diameter round steel for wagon wheel.
Demirel, in a statement to reporters, Kardemir Karabük of every day, they told us they try to make it more worthy to Turkey.
Stating that they have come to the end of their investment programs and try to make the last hit in 1-2 months, Demirel said, “We will commission the blast furnace number 1 in 2-5 months. The 3rd furnace will be commissioned in the sinter factory 3 and in the steel mill in parallel. When we put these three main units into operation, the machine park of our production will be 3 million tons. Our actual production is around 2 million tons nowadays. We will be going 3 million tons in two months. ”
Demirel, steel rolling mill and coil drawing attention to receivables in the first half of next year, so that the presence in Turkey and the world would be stressed 4th.
"We will make quality round," said Demirel said, "At the end of 380 and 450 millimeters in diameter required for the wagon wheel This year we will be producing the rounds, we make none in Turkey. Normal rail alongside the normal channel rails are used in metro and trams, we did it again as the first in Turkey. We gave Kayseri Municipality around 300 tons last month. ”
Transferring the most important projects related to the environment is water improvement, Demirel, 10,5 million pounds costing the central treatment plant, water is passed through sand filters and drinking water consistency, he added.
- Energy production
Demirel stated that they produced 86 percent of the energy they use, saying, “Towards the end of this month, our HEPP project is finished. In two months, we will be selling electricity abroad. We will become a factory that produces its energy itself, is very sensitive to the environment, makes quality steel and interrupts imports, with a capacity of 3 million tons. ”
Pointing out that KARDEMİR is not the factory that anyone will give his patronage to, Demirel said, “It is not a factory to be directed with 3-5 million dollars. The monthly trade volume has now become a factory with a sum of 1 billion liras. It is a 3 million-ton factory with a very serious economic size and influence areas. ”
- "Turkey has to make production based on ore"
Demirel reminded that the tender for the port of Filyos has been made and that the 3 annual process has begun and that the superstructure tender has been done as soon as possible.
“We will be inside the superstructure. It will be made with the build-operate-transfer model. There are 8 million tons of cargo that we can process manually from there. More than half of the first stage load is now ready, we have it. When we increase to 3 million tons, this figure will be 12 million tons. We come to the volume that will fill the port alone. We are the strongest suitor of the rate. Firms may not need us much while they are doing, but they have to cooperate with us because the load is on us while they operate. ”
"Turkey has the facts," said Demirel said, "Turkey has to do based on ore production, but currently makes 75 percent of production based on scrap. Therefore, growth and development will be with ore-based facilities. ”
- Developments in the Middle East
When asked about the impact of the developments in the Middle East on exports, Demirel replied:
“We are now seriously open to the world in parallel with Turkish iron steel. They buy billets from us. In Turkey, the only manufacturer of medium and heavy sections. They buy and export from us again. Turkish iron steel is currently unlucky. In all the countries it is close to and in its vicinity, there is either an uproar, a war, an internal conflict or economic crisis. Of course, the world iron steel is also affected by this.
As KARDEMİR, I think we evaluate this very well. These details are the factory's own secrets. Perhaps one of the strongest establishments of Turkish iron steel is KARDEMİR. The factories in the world in terms of worker productivity produce 700 tons for a worker, while our production is around 550 tons. When we increase to 3 million tons, we will produce one thousand tons per person with this staff. ”