4.13 Ironworks steel plant

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4.13 Ironworks (4.13 製鋼所 (Chinese)) is a steel plant in Nampo, South Pyongan Province, North Korea.[1]


The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Nampo, South Pyongan Province, North Korea.

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4.13 Ironworks was built to support manufacturing at the Ch'ollima Steel Complex (aka Gangseon Steel Mill).[2]

Steel for weapons development

In March 2020, Daily NK reported that North Korea is aiming to increase its production of steel for weapons development, with the goal of selling these weapons abroad for foreign currency.[3]

Plant Details

  • Private/State ownership: state-owned (Ministry of Metal and Machine-Building Industries)[1]
  • Parent company: Government of North Korea[1]
  • Owner: Government of North Korea[1]
  • Alternative plant names: April 13 Iron Mill
  • Other language plant name: 4.13 製鋼所 (Chinese)
  • Location: Nampo, South Pyongan Province, North Korea[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: 38.729864, 125.414672 (approximate)
  • Plant status: operating[1]
  • Start year: During first Seven-Year Plan (1961-1970)[2]
  • Production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):
    • Crude steel: 400[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Kim Ch'aek Iron and Steel Complex, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Apr. 1, 2003 Retrieved on: May 27, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 North Korea Development Report 2002/03, Edited by Choong Yong Ahn, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
  3. N. Korea ramps up steel production for weapons development, Jang Seul Gi, Daily NK, Mar. 19, 2020, Retrieved on: May 27, 2020

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