Leader Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the September Steel
He was greeted on the spot by the senior officials of the works.
He first made his way towards the monument to the on-the-spot guidance by
President Kim Il Sung erected at the entrance to the works.
September 1970 the President came here to make a field survey and selected the
site of the works. After the construction of the works he visited it again and
specified ways and means to develop it into a base for Juche-based steel
Under his sagacious guidance and meticulous care, another comprehensive
metallurgical base that turns out pig iron, rolled steel, and various other
iron and steel products was built in the northwestern part of the country, Kim
Jong Il said, and noted that the imperishable achievement made by the President
will be remembered forever with the history of the works.
hearing explanations about the works in front of the large picture, he looked
round the steel workshop and other processes to familiarize himself with the
facilities and production.
As part of its programme to implement the WPK’s policy of attaching importance
to science and technology, the works introduced the UHP electric arc furnace,
the core of steel industry, to bring about a radical turn in steel production.
Kim Jong Il stood in front of the UHP electric arc furnace filled with glowing
molten iron for a good while to see the performance of the workers and gave a
pep talk to them.
learning himself about the technical characteristics and capacity of the UHP
electric arc furnace, he was greatly satisfied with the rapid advance made by
the works in production by establishing a steel production system based on
ultra high power, the most advanced steel-making process, by which more quality
steel can be manufactured while consuming incomparably less amount of power and
electrodes than ordinary electric furnaces.
It is a great success that the workers and technical personnel of the works,
scientists and technicians dispatched to the works and the lecturers and
researchers of Kim Chaek University of Technology pooled wisdom and fully
undertook the modernization scheme of the works in a short time, he said, and
highly appreciated their good performance.
Saying that developing the steel industry is very important in socialist
construction, he set forth tasks for the works.
He noted that the works should make effective use of the existing production
basis and at the same time construct a new rolling workshop and complete
various processes to steadily increase production capacity in order to increase
the production of various kinds of iron and steel.
He added that high-quality concentrated ore should be supplied fully and in
time to put steel production at the works on normal track and noted that the
Tokhyon Mine should make mining equipment modern and large-sized and thus
increase the production of iron ore and treat it in large quantity.
He hoped that the workers of the works would once again demonstrate their
heroic stamina and invincible might in the general advance of Songun