OMK and Rosatom Government Corporation Expand High-Tech Collaboration

Photo: Member of the Board and Chief Asset Development and Investment Officer Dmitri Chernyshev and Rosatom Government Corporation First Deputy General Manager and Director of Business Development and International Business Function Kirill Komarov.

The United Metallurgical Company (AO OMK, Moscow) and the Rosatom Government Corporation signed an updated roadmap for collaborative projects at the NDEXPO 5th International Forum of High Technologies for Sustainable Development.

The document was co-signed by Member of the Board and Chief Asset Development and Investment Officer Dmitri Chernyshev and Rosatom Government Corporation First Deputy General Manager and Director of Business Development and International Business Function Kirill Komarov.

The parties decided to update the roadmap based on the first year of collaboration under the collaboration agreement signed in June 2017. A number of power engineering and automation pilot projects were initiated as part of the collaboration. The listing of collaborative domains has been updated.

The updated roadmap contemplates joint efforts in 14 bilateral partnership areas. Key projects include: delivery of pipeline assemblies, fittings, and flat rolled goods to Rosatom facilities as well as delivery of modules taking advantage of Rosatom technologies to the oil and gas sector and electrical equipment, roll, and maintenance tool upgrades for OMK facilities.

OMK and Rosatom collaboration is not confined to roadmap activities alone. Thus, OMK was a successful participant in Rosatom Government Corporation tenders for the delivery of pipeline assemblies and fittings.

“Today, Rosatom is a unique company that focuses both on innovation and non-core businesses and the manufacture of new products unrelated to the nuclear sector. Innovation is a priority for OMK, and there is no question that our partner’s experience is of great use to us. In the year of collaboration, we have become convinced that Rosatom offers effective technology solutions and we are prepared to take this effort further”, noted OMK Chief Investment and Asset Development Officer Dmitri Chernyshev.

BACKGROUND:

On June 21, 2017, OMK and the Rosatom Government Corporation entered into an agreement to undertake joint projects, to develop and introduce import substitution equipment and technology. The agreement is being used to expand collaboration and deliver metal products to nuclear power plant construction and upgrade projects, to develop new products, and to implement Rosatom technologies at OMK facilities.

In particular, Li-ion solutions have been installed at Vyksa Steel Works (AO VSW, an OMK (Moscow) subsidiary) substations and on utility vehicles. Installing an automated diagnostic system developed by Rosatom to track the process parameters of OMK-manufactured gas distribution stations helped offer customers an innovative high-efficiency solution.

The roadmap was first signed as part of the agreement in August 2017 in the course of a joint conference co-hosted by OMK and the Rosatom Government Corporation. A joint action plan for research and development collaboration has been elaborated through 2022.