On the morning 17th October, accompanied by Mr. Wu Qingwen (member of Suzhou Municipal Standing Party Committee; deputy mayor) and Mr. Zhu Lifan(Municipal Party Secretary of Zhangjiagang City), Vice-governor Ma Qiulin led the delegation visited and researched in Shagang. Chairman Shen Wenrong led Mr. Shen Bin, Mr. Liu Jian and Mr. Shi Yixin warmly welcomed and accompanied them.
When the delegation arrived the IRIS, Ma Qiulin took the introduction to heart about its organization structure, talent construction and equipment level etc., visited the laboratories which stand for world advanced level. Since he heard that IRIS has already independent researched and developed over 240 new products accumulatively, Ma interested and asked “Which high-end products have you achieved?”, IRIS engineer sincere answered about as high-strength ship-building steel plate, bridge steel, X80 pipeline steel, HRB600E earthquake-resistant reinforced bar, alloyed weld wire steel, high grade tire cord steel, non-oriented silicon steel etc..Ma Qiulin expressed his satisfaction and hoped IRIS can keep the way to R&D more good products and improves the advantages and technology reserve furthermore. Ma was also very concerned about the Shagang Castrip project which under construction, when he realized that the thickness of Castrip rolled product can reach 0.8mm, he motivated everyone can make persistent efforts to construct this project forward to the world top advanced level.
The next station, Mr. Ma Qiulin arrived Heavy Plate Mill 2#, he went into the control pulpit to study the rolling sequence, quality inspection, process level and so on. He expressed his hope for Shagang’s development. He said that Shagang is the bellwether of private enterprises in Jiangsu Province, enjoy high reputation at home and abroad, also positive contribute to the economy development of Jiangsu Province. He encouraged Shagang pursuit the world steel frontier technology and cooperates with advanced enterprises; make more progress on core competitiveness, especially the R&D ability on high-end products, and to make greater contribution to the development of China’s steel industry.