VSW Upgrading Clamshell Loader Fleet

Vyksa Steel Works (AO VSW, Nizhniy Novgorod Region, a United Metallurgical Company (AO OMK, Moscow) subsidiary) is upgrading its fleet of clamshell loaders. VSW has purchased 4 state-of-the-art loaders from Liebherr of Germany to replace existing equipment. Two of these have already been delivered to the manufacturing site.

The new machines are being used to handle scrap at the Integrated Casting and Rolling Facility. An intelligent electronic engine control system helps save up to 30% fuel, thereby reducing atmospheric emissions and optimizing operating costs. In addition, the new machines' comfort and ease of control have improved the working conditions for the loader operators.

"Continuous steel production requires that machinery that is an important link in the process have reliability, stamina, and efficiency. An upgrade of the scrap loader fleet is another measure by VSW to assure reliable deliveries of the facility's products to our customers and better working conditions for employees", noted VSW Managing Director Alexander Barykov.