ARCELORMITTAL, KRYVYI RIH
STAHLWERK, STEEL MILL.
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The steel mill in Kryvyi Rih (Russ. Krivoy Rog) was founded in 1931 on the rich iron or deposits of the Ukrainian Kryvbas basin. In 1934 the mill was ready to produce hot metal out of one blast furnace. By 1939 three blast furnaces a coke plant and a Bessemer shop were in operation.
In the second world war the Kryvyi Rih Metallurgical Works were dismantled by the Soviets and the remains destroyed by the German army.
1949 blast furnace No.1 was blown on.
Blast furnace No.7 was built in 1962,No.8 and No.9 (one of the
largest worldwide) followed in 1970 and 1974.
Since 2007 Krivorizhstal is part of the worlds largest steel company
Two iron ore mines
Main products are billets, bars, wire and light sections.