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July 29, 1949
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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/03: CIA-RDP82-00457R003000230020-5 -,* ' CENTRAL INTEWGENCE AGENCY REPOR`i ONFOR ATION REPORT COUNTRY Germm?arv (Ruussian Zone) SUBJECT The Iron and Steel Industry PLACE ACQUIRE DATE OF Yf?6A 30COM207 C.4k7A1330 ORVAT[OW f.RP3CZHOT393 AATIDLAL 4EITSdfi3U 075U2 GM-42D STAT94 WiTHIR TW3 93031110 OP YHH E l0A1A43 ACT iD CD NO. 'Q 50X1-HUM. DATE DISTR. 29 d; NO. OF PAGES 2 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT, NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION (steel production facili- ties d output and supply eso el' In the Russian Pone. 1. Plow G n t rue as A now pipe rolling mill has been placed in operation at Riesa. The plant, which z?1as di .ntled IV the Russians in Austria, has been spicily rebuilt. It consists of one push heating furnace, one press, two roll housings, three drat; benches,, and four reheating furnaces. Seamless boiler pines of a diameter of from 25 to 130 will be produced. . The monthly capacity is expec-',,ad to be 700 tone. h. The installation is housed in a new building which lies parallel to the rail- way station at fiesa. The building is approxinate2y 180 by 50 m. o. Amitt w,ralding plant is be:ing_ erected to produce gas pipes. It is hoped that a monthly output of 400-500 tons of gas ripe will be reached. d. A 11annesriann: t rolling mill is being built at Riesa. This mill has been dis-antled by the A3.rnos fae)ory of Berlino The rolling mill will be used for the manufacture of blooms. e. t?iol, on the rolling rills, which are to produce iron bars i at a standstill as the. technical o ui. ent has not t been e dart-- on The 100-ton Siemens-41artin furnaces are producing, 12,000 - 13,000 tons of ingots a ?month of which 2,000 tons are being stocked because the other mills in the Eastern Zone are tenable to absorb completely the production from Riesa, The stocks will be used by the' rolling mill, which is still to be erected, The pricafe of the Ingots Is DM 210 per ton. Preparations are proceeding for the construction of a 5--tcn electric furnace for electric steel casting. CLASSIFICATION i'/Cfl IROL STATE 7?P NSRB ...I ~ DISTRIBUTION ARMY {~.,,~ F& ~ r . CONFIDENTIAL, Wa TO, T ' S Auth.: ' 70.2 D te- 11 MAY 1978__ F Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/03: CIA-RDP82-00457R003000230020-5 CONFIDENTIAL Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/03: CIA-RDP82-00457R003000230020-5 s. i/CO1 TPDL - U. S. OFFICIALS ONLY CET ITruAL IT]TELLIGETICE AGflOY 3"W&_T=rU 50X1-HUM by Each month the Riesa steel t.orks receive from the US,12 appro te3y 14200 tons of pig iron which contains manganese. Irregular deliveries of 5 or 6 railway cars at a tip are also received from Poland and Hungary. These shipments are used for the production of ingots, 90% of which are derived from scrap and 10% of which are derived from pig iron. The imports are handled by the Stahl- rand E1oenIaandelsg?sellechaft in Leipzig'. Witten- bergstrasse. The Riesa plant pays DM 80 per tong plus DX 16.80 freight charges. The pig iron comes by rail from the interior of Russia to Brest- Litovsk where it is transferred to European gauge freight cars. b,. The Hennigsdorf steel plant delivers rolled iron to Riesa which is used in the, reconstruction of the works. This rolled iron is unsatisfactory because the tlermigsdorf factory does not possess 'the necessary shears to smooth the edges of the rolled iron. In addition to this, because of the lack of turn- ing machines in the plant at Rennigsdorf, the iron can be used only for repair work., because, when deliver d, it is not smooth? The StejWrk, K h r. near BzVadent a{, The Stahlr:erk Kirchm5ser near Brandenburg, which had been completely dismntlet by the Russians,, is being rebuilt on the site of the engine ? sl. of the former railway repair shop at Kirchm iser. The d which measures 250 x 300 m., isi being equipped with 60-ton cranes and Siei ens-3Nrtin gae-heated furnaces, which ax-,j being brought from Salzgitter. Tractors will also be made at the steel- umrks. Tao One hundred and twenty railroad cars with machinery had arrived by 10 F are g 1949,, for the a p- mou .tinge for the machinery. 50X1-HUM c. The port-Installations and loading cranes (U,uach3.agkrAno) are already 'working. /COPTRoL - U.3). OFFICIALS ONLY CONF1D NTIAZ Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/03: CIA-RDP82-00457R003000230020-5