Rautaruukki Oyj : Ruukki to deliver high-strength steel structures for ore wagons at iron ore mine in Pajala
05/18/2012| 07:39am US/Eastern
Ruukki has signed a contract with the Swedish company Kiruna
Wagon to deliver high-strength shell plates for iron ore wagons
to be used at the iron ore mine in Pajala, northern Sweden. For
Ruukki, the contract is an important new entry into the Swedish
Kiruna Wagon has been commissioned to make the wagons by
Northland Resources. The iron ore mine at Pajala will open in
late 2012 and the new wagons will transport iron ore
concentrate to the ice-free harbour in Narvik, Norway. Under
this contract, Ruukki will deliver high-strength shell plates
made of Ruukki Optim steel for 75 wagon units, with each unit
consisting of two wagons.
Ruukki's delivery consists of shell plates, laser welded,
cut and bent for the cargo space of the wagon units. The
shell plates will be prefabricated at Ruukki's steel
service centres in Seinäjoki and Uusikaupunki, Finland.
"This contract is an important new entry for us.
Ruukki's strengths are high-strength special steels and a
diverse capability to deliver components", says vice
President Johan Magnusson at Ruukki.
"Ruukki's readiness to work with us at the design
and prototype stage played an important role in our choice of
Ruukki as our partner. Ruukki's ability to deliver large
laser-welded plates reduces the workload and improves product
quality whilst also boosting cost-efficiency. After a testing
period of almost a year, it's now nice to get down to
working together in earnest", says Company Manager
Fredrik Kangas at Kiruna Wagon.
For further information, please contact: Johan Magnusson,
Vice President, Ruukki Sverige AB, +46 10 787 8039
Ruukki provides its customers with energy-efficient steel
solutions for better living, working and moving. Ruukki
operates in some 30 countries and employs around 11,800
people. Net sales in 2011 totalled EUR 2.8 billion. The
company's share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
(Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS).