Rustavi Metallurgical Plant
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Rustavi Metallurgical Plant (შპს რუსთავის ფოლადი (Georgian)) is an integrated and electric steel plant in Rustavi, Georgia.
The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Rustavi, Georgia.
Rustavi Steel mainly to large construction companies in Europe, United States, Middle East, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey.
Rustavi Steel hired former US Senator Norm Coleman (Republican, Minnesota) of Hogan Lovells law firm to lobby on US-Georgian trade issues for the company in response to steel tariffs enacted by the Trump administration. According to a senior research associate from McLarty Associates, "If [US] steel tariffs were lifted on Georgian-produced products, or replaced with a quota, Rustavi would be able to greatly increase hiring."
Rustavi Steel ceased operations in 1999 until a British-Georgian private company bougth 100% of the plant's shares in 2006 and began rehabilitating the plant. In 2008, the steel plant owner, a Georgian businessman named Badri Patarkatsishvili, died and a long dispute over the plant's ownership began
- Private/State ownership: private
- Parent company: Rustavi Steel LLC
- Owner: Rustavi Steel LLC
- Alternative plant names: Georgian Steel (predecessor)
- Other language plant name: შპს რუსთავის ფოლადი (Georgian)
- Location: 12 Gagarini Street, 3700 Rustavi, Georgia
- GPS Coordinates: 41.531645, 45.026630 (exact)
- Plant status: operating
- Start year: 1948 (age 72–73)
- Production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):
- Steel product category: long
- Steel products: bars, rebar, seamless pipes, square billets, pig iron ingots, special shapes, slag
- Steel sector end users: construction, energy & oil
- Steelmaking process: integrated, electric
- Primary steel production equipment: meltshop (15-tonne electric arc furnace (EAF), 6 12-tonne induction furnaces (IF) (2009)); sinter plant (1982); 1093m3 blast furnace (BF) (reconstructed 1980, built 1954); 8 200-tonne open hearth furnaces (OHF) (reconstructed 1980, built 1950); 2 coke batteries (1954)
- Power source: Captive power plant built in 1946.
Articles and resources
- Contact Us, Rustavi Steel, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
- Clients, Rustavi Steel, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
- Coleman will lobby for Georgian steel company, Theodoric Meyer, Politico, Aug. 8, 2019, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
- Trump should grant Georgia an exemption from steel tariffs, George Tsereteli, The National Interest, Jun. 16, 2019, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
- History and Heritage, Rustavi Steel, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
- Lasha Kochiashvili, Judge of Tbilsi City Court, Open Society of Georgia Foundation, 2019
- How matters stand at Rustavi Metallurgical Plant, Transparency International Georgia, Mar. 31, 2015, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
- Company Profile, Rustavi Steel, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
- Facts and Figures, Rustavi Steel, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
- Steel Melting Shop, Rustavi Steel, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020