Russia: Mikhail Arkhipov appointed NLMK Group VP of HR and Management System

NLMK Group, an international steelmaking company, has appointed Mikhail Arkhipov Vice President for Human Resources and Management System effective as of January 10. Arkhipov will coordinate HR management practices across all production sites of NLMK Group; ensure service support to business and further development of human capital management systems. The new VP will also promote…

Russia: NLMK Group increases iron ore fines output

NLMK Group, an international steelmaking company with operations in Russia, the USA, and the European Union, has commissioned four more high-pressure grinding roll (HPGR) units, boosting productivity of Stoilensky’s Beneficiation Plant by 0.8 million tons of iron ore concentrate, to 17.4 million tons per year. As a result, Stoilensky has now covered 100% of the…

Russia: NLMK Group offering “Steel Tree” environmental program grants to local communities

NLMK Group, an international steel company with operations in Russia, the USA and the European Union, expands the perimeter of its “Steel Tree” environmental program and announces the launch of target grant allocation to local communities and NGO’s in Lipetsk region, Stary Oskol (Belgorod region) and Zarinsk (Altai region), where NLMK’s key companies are located.…

Russia: NLMK supplies steel for construction of collider

NLMK Group, an international steel company with operations in Russia, the USA and the European Union, has supplied dynamo steel to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (based in Dubna) for the construction of a unique accelerator complex in Russia, a NICA collider (Nuclotron-based Ion Collider Facility). The international NICA complex mega-science project is aimed…

Russia: NLMK named best in Metals & Mining reports

NLMK Group, an international steel company with operations in Russia, the USA and the European Union, was recognized in the 20th Annual Report Competition organized by the Moscow Exchange and RBC Group. NLMK topped the Best Annual Report in Metals & Mining category. NLMK also received a special Long-Standing Leadership award. NLMK Group is committed…

Russia: NLMK-Kaluga to decrease refractory usage

NLMK-Kaluga has put into operation a steel-casting ladle with a new wall lining, which decreases refractory materials usage by 25%. The ladle transports liquid steel from the furnace. Earlier NLMK-Kaluga ladles have been lined with refractory bricks. The new technique uses liquid refractory concrete. “We intend to save some 29.1 million rubles a year with…

Russia: NLMK ramps up PCI in BF shop No. 2

NLMK Lipetsk, NLMK Group’s flagship production site, has completed guarantee testing of pulverized coal injection (PCI) technology at blast furnace No. 6 (with a capacity of 3.1 million tons per year), and at blast furnace No. 7 (with a capacity of 4.3 million tons per year). Tests confirmed that the equipment had reached design capacity.…

Russia: NLMK generates 96.5% of Lipetsk region exports

In January-September Lipetsk region foreign turnover increased by 42.5% YoY, to 3.4 billion rubles.

According to the local customs office, exports increased by 42.6%, to $2.8 billion, imports – by 42%, to $223 million.

NLMK ferrous metals accounted for 96.5% of the total exports. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Q3 2017 NLMK Group trading update

In July-September steel output grew to 4.4 million tons, by 6% QoQ and by 8% YoY, due to increased output at NLMK’s Russian divisions driven by the seasonal uptick in demand on the Russian market. Group sales grew by 1% both QoQ and YoY, to 4.24 million tons. Key growth factors: seasonal growth in demand…