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KHARTSYSK PIPE PLANT Confirmed the Quality of Its Products

8 August 2013

KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT (KHARTSYZSK PIPE) of Metinvest Group has successfully passed the technical supervision of the Enterprise and Product Quality Management System certified in UkrSEPRO. It means that KHARTSYZSK PIPE supplies quality products that fully comply with the requirements of the customer and legislation.

According to norms oil & gas large-diameter pipes are subject to mandatory certification in UkrSEPRO system. Products of KHARTSYZSK PIPE and Quality Management System are subject to an annual supervision which was conducted in July of this year by the representatives of the certification body SE "VNITI-TEST" (Dnepropetrovsk).

In the course of the supervision, auditors checked the operation of the processes of the Quality Management System in the central plant laboratory, department of administrative affairs management, subdivisions of the information technology service and service of the financial controller. The technical supervision of the stability of product parameters during production in PEWSh-2 and PWSh-4 was carried out. The auditors confirmed the validity of the certificates of conformity for products and Quality Management System at KHARTSYZSK PIPE.

In addition, in the presence of experts of SE "VNITI-TEST" tests of mechanical properties of the metal and welded joint for the certification of products for compliance with new technical conditions of Ukraine TU 27.2-00191135-017:2012 were conducted. The positive assessment was obtained from the experts.

“The audit has once again confirmed the compliance of KHARTSYZSK PIPE’s products with international quality standards. We do our best to meet the most demanding requirements of our customers and presence of Quality Management System at the plant is a guarantee of stability, viability and reliability of its work for consumers”, Acting Director General of KHARTSYZSK PIPE Pavel Uzbek comments. “Confirmation of the certificate validity will strengthen the credibility of KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT of Metinvest Group as a manufacturer of high quality products and let successfully compete with the world's leading manufacturers of large-diameter pipes”. 

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PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANTis the largest in Ukraine and one of the largest enterprises in Europe for pipes manufacture. The company manufactures longitudinal SAW large diameter pipes (508-1422 mm in diameter) with external anticorrosion and internal anticorrosion or flow coating for main oil and gas pipelines. Plant’s facilities permit to manufacture more than 1.3 mln. tons of pipes per year, including 700 thous. tons of coated pipes.

The integrated Management System ensuring stable high quality of the products to the customers is functioning at “Khartsyzsk PIPE PLANT”. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, API Spec Q1, DSTU ISO 9001, GOST R ISO 9001, STO Gazprom 9001 create its foundation. Products of the plant are certified according to API, EN standards and in the national system UkrSEPRO. Welding processes are certified as per ISO 3834-2.

More than 630 thous. tons of large diameter pipes were produced at “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” in 2011 that became the record over the last 20 years.

In September, 2010 “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” became the first company among Ukrainian enterprises of Metinvest Group which started to implement “Lean enterprise” program and obtained significant results.

The top-priority goals in the social policy of “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” as a mainstay of the entire town are implementation of social programs and activities in education, health service and improvement of town infrastructure. In 2011 the volume of social investment of the company was more than 1.3 mln UAH.          

“Khartsyzsk PIPE PLANT” is a part of Metallurgical Division of Metinvest Group.

METINVEST GROUP is a vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies, managing every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. The Group comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network covering all key global markets. Metinvest Group is structured into two operating divisions: Metallurgical and Mining Divisions and has a strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, and to deliver sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles, providing investors with returns at above the industry benchmarks. The Group generated US$6.74 billion of revenues and a 16% EBITDA margin for the first half of 2012.

The major shareholders of METINVEST B.V. (a holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart-Holding (23.75%), partnering in the Company’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING, LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.

For additional information, please, visit http://pipe.metinvestholding.com/en

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Victoria Lyashenko 
Acting Head of Corporate Communications Department
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