Russia: 2018 NLMK Group Trading update

In 2018, NLMK Group sales grew to 17.6 million tons, by 7% YoY. Steel output grew by 2%, to 17.5 million tons. Steel capacity utilization rate was 99%. Sales grew driven by growth of demand on key sales markets. Sales growth was supported by a +20%YoY increase of semi-finished product sales, to 6.8 million tons.…

Russia: NLMK to award scholarships to best MISIS students

NLMK Group, an international steel company, will establish personalized scholarships for the best students of MISIS National University of Science and Technology, and increase the number of on-the-job trainees from the University at its sites. NLMK and MISIS have signed a framework cooperation agreement, which will facilitate the training of qualified steelmaking professionals and contribute…

Russia: NLMK Board approves corporate documents

At a meeting held on December 21, NLMK Group’s Board of Directors approved updated versions of its internal corporate documents (NLMK Group’s Anti-Corruption Policy, NLMK Group’s Corporate Ethics Code, Regulations on NLMK’s HR, Remunerations and Social Policy Committee, Regulations on NLMK’s Corporate Secretary, NLMK’s Corporate Governance Code). Updated versions of NLMK Group’s Corporate Ethics Code…

Russia: Elena Lobodina to head NLMK Trading

NLMK Group, a global steel company, announces the appointment of Elena Lobodina as General Director (CEO) of NLMK Trading. Her key challenges will include the development of NLMK Group’s customer service across global markets and the introduction of best practices in sales business processes. NLMK Trading manages NLMK Group’s export deliveries. The company’s sales policy…

Russia: NLMK Group to develop energy efficient transformer manufacture together with consumers

NLMK Group, an international steel company, has signed a memorandum on industrial cooperation with electrical equipment manufacturers from the Eurasian Economic Union. NLMK plans to promote the development of the technology to manufacture next generation energy efficient transformers from high-permeability electrical steel (HGO). The memorandum has already been signed by transformer manufacturers from Russia, Belarus,…

Russia: NLMK to increase electricity output

NLMK intends to increase 1.5-fold the output of its own electricity having constructed a heat electric generation plant at its Lipetsk site operating on the secondary fuel gas (wastes of metal manufacture). The cost of the project is 35 billion rubles. The plant will use the gas that is created when smelting pig iron in…

Russia: Shamil Kurmashov appointed NLMK Group CFO

NLMK Group, an international steel company, announces the appointment of Shamil Kurmashov as NLMK Group CFO, effective from November 15. Kurmashov will be in charge of coordinating the work of financial departments across all NLMK Group companies, supporting the execution of the new strategic cycle of the group leading up to 2022, and driving the…

Russia: NLMK Group at Metal-Expo 2018

NLMK Group, a global steel company with operations in Russia, the European Union, and the USA will take part in Metal-Expo’2018, the 24th International Industrial Exhibition that will be held on November 13-16 at Pavilion No. 75, VDNH (Moscow). This year, the company will present “NLMK Priority” stand. The concept of the stand embodies one…

Russia: NLMK Group recognized as leader in procurement digitalization

NLMK Group has topped the “Leader in Procurement Process Digitalization” nomination of the “Competitive Procurement Leader” Award. The Award Ceremony was held in Moscow at the Russian “Corporate Procurement 2018” Summit. The jury applauded NLMK Group’s achievements in the digitalization of procurement. Currently over 90% of tender procedures of the company are done through e-tendering…

Russia: NLMK to raise CAPEX in 2019

Russian steelmaker Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) plans to raise capital expenditures in 2019 from $650-700 million expected in 2018, CEO Grigory Fedorishin said. He said that the company planned to raise capital expenditures in the next two to three years to support capacities, in particular, to rebuild two blast furnaces and two converters. “This way, capital…

Russia: NLMK trading house starts online sales from Kazan warehouse

The NLMK trading house is starting online sales of rebars from its warehouse in the city of Kazan.

The first customers will be provided with a discount from each ton ordered.

The warehouse offers 12 types of rebars in rods and 8 types of rebars in coils.

The minimum order is 4 tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK EBITDA up in Q3 2018

In Q3 NLMK Group EBITDA growth totaled 11% QoQ, to $1,015 million. EBITDA margin was 32%. Net income grew by 11%, to $646 million. Free cash flow doubled to $638 m. Net debt/EBITDA hit its minimum in a decade of 0.25x. Group revenue in Q3 totaled $3.13 billion (+0.5% QoQ, +23% YoY). The decrease in…

Russia: NLMK sales up in September 2018

In September railroad deliveries of metal from NLMK totaled 1.1 million tons, up by 14.8% YoY.

In 9 months sales reached 9.6 million tons, up by 2.5% YoY.

Deliveries to Russian customers increased by 0.6%, to 3.2 million tons, while exports grew by 3.5%, to 6.4 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)