2 March 2023
by Hassan Akhtar

MMK Plant in Türkiye to resume production

The steelmaking company adopts a phased plan to resume production of one of its plants after the February earthquakes.

İskenderun, Hatay, Türkiye. In İskenderun, one of the places most affected by the 7.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Kahramanmaraş

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Specialists inspected the production site in Dörtyol and found there to be no notable damage. The first stage of the restart sees use of a continuous picking unit and a reversing mill, and there is access to hot dip galvanizing and polymer coating units. The Dörtyol port has been operating at full capacity since the end of February 2023. Reinforcement of various structures, as well as preparing other units for use, are occurring simultaneously.

Since the 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck İskenderun on 6 February 2023, people who have lost their homes are using the plant as shelter, and MMK Metalurji also hopes to build temporary housing for employees.

‘It is now important for everyone in Turkey to return to normal life as soon as possible. Making sure that we can secure safe production, we decided to gradually resume our work. This is important both for the people themselves and for the company as a whole. Our products will now be very important for the restoration of the areas that were damaged by the earthquake, and we are ready to contribute to the recovery and reconstruction of the country’ says Denis Kvasov, Director of MMK Metalurji.


Hassan Akhtar