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The President participated in launch of electric arc furnace at Taganrog Metallurgical Works

August 22, 2013, Rostov-on-Don

During a visit to Rostov-on-Don, Vladimir Putin participated in the launch of an electric arc furnace at the Taganrog Metallurgical Works via video linkup.

The new furnace will allow the enterprise to phase out steel production using the open-hearth process. In addition, this equipment will significantly increase steel output and ensure that the new tube mill will operate at full capacity.

The President also visited an exhibition where he learned about the region’s development.

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Address to Taganrog Metallurgical Works staff


President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, friends,

I must thank you, and it is my pleasure to do so. I know that your enterprise is doing a great deal to modernise and build greater capacity. In this regard, I would like to express my gratitude to you and to investors, engineers and workers, to congratulate everyone who is working at this company and all professionals working in the metals sector of our economy.

This is another serious and positive step forward in the development of this sector – a highly important industry which is one of the key, basic sectors or our entire national economy.

I congratulate you and wish you success. Thank you very much.

August 22, 2013, Rostov-on-Don