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Metalloinvest Honours Andrey Varichev by Renaming Mikhailovsky GOK

Steel News - Published on Mon, 29 Jun 2020

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Metalloinvest announced the renaming of Mikhailovsky GOK to Andrey Varichev Mikhailovsky GOK. Metalloinvest CEO Nazim Efendiev said: "Andrey Varichev was a true leader at Metalloinvest and the driver of bold development projects that took the Company to the next level. At the initiative of Company founder Alisher Usmanov, Andrey Varichev’s name is immortalised in the name of the enterprise that he successfully managed. Andrey Varichev was proud that his career at Metalloinvest started at Mikhailovsky GOK working alongside mining professionals. Today, Mikhailovsky GOK is a leading enterprise that continues its active development and strives to be among the world’s leading iron ore producers.”

Andrey Varichev was born in Orel in 1967. He graduated from the Moscow Aviation Technological Institute, worked at Baikonur and at Energia, and participated in the assembly of the cabin module as part of the Buran programme. In 1992, he began his career in metallurgy. Andrey held senior positions at a number of Russian metallurgical enterprises. In 2005-2006, he was the head of Mikhailovsky GOK. In 2006 he held positions of Sales Director, First Deputy CEO of Management Company Metalloinvest and CEO of Metalloinvest Holding Company. In 2013 he became the CEO of Management Company Metalloinvest. He was awarded the Order of Friendship, the title of Honorary Metallurgist.

Mikhailovsky GOK is one of the largest iron ore mining and processing enterprises in Europe. In 2015, the enterprise implemented one of Metalloinvest’s most significant investment projects with the launch of Pellet Plant #3, increasing the Company's pellet production capacity by 5 million tonnes per year. In 2018, Mikhailovsky GOK implemented the industrial production of pellets from a mixture of concentrates from Lebedinsky GOK and Mikhailovsky GOK, and launched a concentrate intake facility.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 29 Jun 2020
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