Mr Janusz Piechociński, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, has officially inaugurated the long rail producing installation at ArcelorMittal Poland.
So far the rolling mill in Dąbrowa Górnicza has been producing rails of 30 m in length. Now the production of 120-meter rail has started. This strategic project, whose value exceeds PLN 140 m, will contribute to the modernization of Polish railway infrastructure. It will also – due to lower number of joints between rails – significantly improve safety in railway transport.
“Production of long rails is a project of significant strategic importance for us, considering the plans for rail investment in many countries, including Poland. We are pleased that the opening of the installation takes place just a few days before the 10th anniversary of our presence on the Polish market. During this decade ArcelorMittal has invested over PLN 5 billion in modernization of its plants in Poland” said Manfred Van Vlierberghe, CEO of ArcelorMittal Poland.
“Transportation of long rails is a challenge that requires a lot of experience and proper preparation of the carrier. The selection of PKP CARGO by ArcelorMittal is a confirmation that we are one of the few railway operators with both suitable rolling stock and highly qualified personnel. In addition, we are pleased that long rails transportation contribute to the modernization of railway lines in Poland, the effects of which will be felt by all rail operators in our country” said Jacek Neska, Managing Director of Sales at PKP CARGO SA.