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January 29, 1951
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LV/\ l x `Approved For Releas i2OQ 10L5CEQtk-~ -00457 1! .1 ` FOR AA I N REPORT CD NO. .-) COUNTRY Gerl any Russ ban zone) CONFIDENTIAL SUBJECT The Steel Industry 7LACE 25X1 A ACQUIRED - DATE OF 25X1 C INFO. SOURCE 25X1X DATE DISTR. 29 Jan 51 NO. OF PAGES 2 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 10 A new steel plant, called 'r?ktftttent7erk Kombinat .aest'-, is under corstractn Calbee/Saale. It is to have ten fI::ieclersc!iacht 9~'en11 in wwrhich pig, :con will be produced by smelting the fine-grain Thuringian iron ore with lit rate found in the area. This ore is not suitable for smelting in the blast furnaces of the i.iaxhfttte in Unto rrrellonborno A :lie ders chachtofe n at the :.:a.uhifttte made over 100 tests and now appears suitable for the processing of the Thur_rrgiLn ore with li f:nite . 2. The new steel plant near 'firstenbcrg/Cder will have C to 10 blast furnaces. The pig iron produced will supply open-hearth furnaces to produce steel. and feed a rolling nill., It is planned to make 500,000 tons of pig and 150,000 tons of steel annually. Upon completion, the plant will employ 12,000 workers ti To provide for these and their iaeilies, a build-11i4:, program is plan:aed for the housing of 30,000 persons, 3. The steel plant in Brandenburg-, has so far proved to be the most inefficient in the Soviet :one m Parts of the plant are not yet housed, much of the work must therefore be performed in the open. There is no laboratory and no analysis of the steel product is possible. Only two open-hearth furnaces are in operation, afaw steel blocks often have bad blisters and steel plate frequently lions serious imperfections fpm In a report on production costs made by the Finance Dep:ar rent of the p irrist:c y of heavy Industry there is bitter complaint over the poor quality steel prod5:ced at the Stahl urnsd ','Jalrnw-rk iienni F sdorf at the present tine as compared with t 1, at produced a year ago n The .7erra-;;cr!, in Ira rlborn, T urirg,ia, n rich belongs to SAG 1;artcn, produces 26 tons of tool stool. (.7iclia) per month? Sixteen tons of this is packed in powder form in tins; 10 tons is sintered, The entire production goes to i?us sia., This document is hereby regraded to CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with the letter of 16 October 1978 from the Director of Central Intelligence to the Archivist of the United States. I STATE NSRS {31STR II3t1TI0N AIR rat -Ak CONFIDENTIAL Next Review Date: 2008 CLASS IF! CATION 51" T/C0NTr0L e`~Uas Approved For Release 2001/03/05: CIA-RDP82-00457R006700670001-8 -approved For Release 2001/03/05 : Ct~~~F~~C~~~i~Tl n ~, 670001-8 1S T/CONTROL -- U, S , OFFICIALS ' i?LY GENT-2,'M AGE],Y 25X1A . The -old plant in Magdeburg,, tirhlch belongs to S.1G P10, eras authorized uo spend 43000,000 I3?.1 (,lest) for purchases in :7ostern Germany during 1949, This money was mane available in cash, In 19 0 the same amount was provided?, but only x00,000 1 (.lest) was in cash, ;chile 3,200,000 11" ("ost) was charged to interzonal `i,rade. .Tes `ern firms with which Dacl:w.--JJold dealt arc: Zu1irstal 2G? in IlattingeWi- Mch..lingstahl Gmbll, in Berlin ilor Bach c.t Schmitz Gm1ail,, in Berlin "I ler, : Uinervastahl, ? and dAlzlagervertri ebs Gratis, all in Berlin i uhrstthl AG in '. ostern Gernny has contracted to fill large orders of steel mail:its; mill machines. A fluhrstahl salcs-ian named Brcukert frcquentl foes to Magdeburg to negotiate n 25X1A Gos nt: :rstahl AG is listed in the Industrial Directory of the '`7estern. ;once as being in Brackwede 25X1A Comment: This ?.iay be the firm which is listed in the 150 fl'rl-.n telephone directory as: 15tf11er, Friedrich-.7I lhelri, Sta?r1;,rosshandlung,, S:7 63 Prinzessinnenatr, 19. 1,41 r'/C0IiT ~0L " U,a, L La 0I17,Y CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2001/03/05: CIA-RDP82-00457R006700670001-8