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Lebedinsky GOK and OEMK

As part of the XXIX International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC 2018), Metalloinvest is organising a site visit of its iron ore mining and beneficiation and high-quality iron ore raw materials and steel products enterprises.

On 21 September 2018, participants of the Congress will have the opportunity to visit Lebedinsky GOK (Gubkin) and OEMK (Stary Oskol), both of which are located in the Belgorod region.

Lebedinsky GOK is the largest enterprise in Russia for the mining and beneficiation of iron ore, and the production of high-quality iron ore raw materials and metallised products, and the only producer of hot briquetted iron (HBI) in Russia and the CIS. Lebedinsky GOK has been included in the Guinness World Records as the enterprise with the largest open-pit mine for non-combustible minerals.

Lebedinsky GOK’s product range includes iron ore concentrate, non-fluxed and fluxed pellets, as well as HBI, the most in-demand steel raw material, as well as the most resilient in periods of market volatility.

Metalloinvest plans to include visits to viewing platforms on the open-pit mine, HBI-3 Plant and the beneficiation facility as part of the tour programme.


An additional trip to OEMK will be held for Russian and international visitors on 21 September.

OEMK is the only full-cycle steelmaking enterprise in Russia, operating using direct reduced iron technology and electric furnace smelting, which enable the plant to produce metal that is virtually free from harmful impurities and residual elements.

OEMK produces direct reduced iron (DRI), cast square and rectangular billets, and square and pipe billets.

OEMK is a leader in the Russian high-quality steel bar (SBQ) market, a product which is in demand among automotive and mechanical engineering plants.

Metalloinvest plans to take visitors to Rolling Mill #2 and the finishing plant as part of its OEMK programme.

OEMK spans over 97 km2, which is the equivalent of 220 Vatican Cities. It is one third larger than San Marino (61 km2) and 45 times the size of Monaco (2.0 km2).

The total length of OEMK’s major pipes represents 523.8 km – longer than the distance from Stary Oskol to Moscow (495 km).


Metalloinvest is a leading global iron ore and merchant HBI producer and supplier, and one of the regional producers of high-quality steel.

The Company has the world’s second-largest measured iron ore reserve base with approximately 14.1 billion tonnes of proven and probable reserves on a JORC (IMC Montan) equivalent basis, which guarantees about 140 years of reserve life at current extraction rates.

Date Timetable
September, 20 20:40 Check out and transfer to the railway station
21:40 Moscow –Stary Oskol train departure
September, 21 08:20 Arrival in Stary Oskol
08:30-09:10 Transfer to  Lebedinsky GOK
09:10-09:40 Breakfast
09:40-10:00 Safety Briefing
10:00-11:00  Presentation of Lebedinsky GOK
11:00-11:30 Transfer to the observation deck, changing into a special uniform
11:30-12:20 Visit to   Lebedinsky GOK observation deck
12:20-12:50 Visit to  Lebedinsky GOK processing plant
12:50-13:00 Changing back
13:10-14:10 Lunch
14:10-15:10 Transfer to  ОEMC Metalloinvest
15:10-16:00 Presentation of  ОEMC, visiting the A.A Ugarov museum 
16:00-16:30 Coffee-break
16:30-16:45 Safety Briefing
16:45-17:00 Transfer to Rolling Mill #2, changing into a special uniform
17:00-18:15 Visit to Rolling Mill #2
18:15-19:00 Visit to the  finishing plant
19:00-19:10 Changing back
19:10-19:50 Transfer to the Stary Oskol station
20:05 Departure to Moscow
September, 22 07:10 Arrival in Moscow

Important! Accommodation in Moscow is not included in the excursion price.
Date: September 21, 2018
Price per person:
Upper seat in the train: 40 000 RUR
Lower seat in the train: 43 000 RUR
Language: English
The deadline for booking of the tour: July 20, 2018
The deadline for payment of the tour: July 20, 2018

Tour can be cancelled without penalties no later than July 20, 2018. Cancellations must be made in writing to

After July 20, 2018 no refunds will be made for the tour once it has been booked and paid in full.

Refunds will be reimbursed by the Organiser within 60 days after the closing of the event. In case payment was made by a bank transfer, bank fees will not be refunded.

No refunds will be granted for no-shows and late comers.

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