Russia: NLMK starts repairing Rossiyanka BF

NLMK has started the scheduled repairs of the blast furnace No. 7 “Rossiyanka”. The repair will last for 14 days. It will improve the blast furnace efficiency and let NLMK start another of the Strategy 2022 projects – the reconstruction of the blast furnace No. 6. The preparation for the repair lasted for 7 months.…

Russia: NLMK shareholders approve FY2018 dividends

At the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) held on April 19, NLMK shareholders approved the payment of FY2018 dividends of 22.81 rubles per share, or 102% of the company’s free cash flow according to NLMK Group’s consolidated statements prepared in accordance with IFRS. Considering the previously paid interim dividends, the amount outstanding to be paid…

Russia: NLMK shareholders elect new BoD

At the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) held on April 19, NLMK shareholders voted to confirm Grigory Fedorishin as the group’s President and Chief Executive Officer; and to elect a new Board of Directors, with a majority of independent directors (five seats out of nine). Nine members of the Board of Directors were elected: Vladimir…

Russia: NLMK chooses 10 startup projects

NLMK participated in the Skolkovo Startup demo-day in Lipetsk as part of the Open Innovations Startup Tour. The tour aims at finding new promising projects. At the preliminary stage NLMK representatives have reviewed 40 projects in the sphere of metallurgy, energy, repair and HR. Leaders of the best projects have been invited to Lipetsk. In…

Russia: NLMK to keep rebars market share

In 2018 NLMK Bars Division increased sales by 11% YoY. Demand growth was expected at 1-2%, but actually totaled 5.6%. The group enterprises supplied 1.8 million tons of rebars and 763 thousand tons of steel billets to the domestic market. This year NLMK Bars Division intends to retain its share of the rebars market on…

Russia: Q1 2019 NLMK Group Trading update

NLMK Group has published today its preliminary Q1 2019 operating results. Steel output decreased by 4% QoQ, to 4.2 million tons due to the overhauls at the Russian sites and seasonal factors. A 3% YoY steel output reduction is also due to the overhauls in Q1. Steel capacity utilization remained high at 96% (-2%). Sales…

Russia: NLMK DanSteel expands niche plate line

NLMK Group, a global steel company, has begun hot testing of its accelerated cooling system at NLMK DanSteel’s hot-rolling plate mill in Denmark. The new equipment will fundamentally change the company’s product mix and increase the share of niche plate, including for offshore wind power generation and pressure vessels. The new accelerated cooling system is…

Russia: NLMK Group localizes Steeluniversity

NLMK Group, a global steel company, announces the launch of the Russian version of Steeluniversity, a famous educational website of the International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI). Steeluniversity is an educational project of the World Steel Association, an international association of steel producers. It is a collection of e-learning resources and interactive simulations covering major…

Russia: NLMK Board approves AGM agenda

The Board of Directors of NLMK Group, a global steel company with operations in Russia, the USA, and the EU, held a meeting on March 15 during which the agenda for the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) to be held on April 19, was approved. The list of persons entitled to participate at the AGM…

Russia: NLMK stops exporting slabs to US

Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works is suspending sending steel slabs to its rolling works in Pennsylvania. According to the group president Oleg Bagrin, this has to do with the company failing to get its semi-finished products out of American steel import duties of 25%. More over, NLMK USA is suspending its investment program of $300-400,…

Russia: NLMK Board of Directors sets date for AGM

At a meeting held on March 1, the Board of Directors of NLMK Group resolved to convene NLMK’s Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) on April 19. The Board of Directors recommended shareholders re-elect Grigory Fedorishin as NLMK Group President (Chairman of the Management Board) and CEO. The following nine members were put forward for election…