NLMK Lipetsk, the flagship site of NLMK Group, has supplied a trial batch of pre-painted steel with improved coating quality to leading white goods manufacturer LG Electronics plant in Russia. NLMK steel will be used to make washing machine bodies.
NLMK Lipetsk, NLMK Group’s flagship site, has started hot testing at its new furnace for preheating slabs before rolling at Mill 2000. The new reheating furnace will increase NLMK Lipetsk’s hot-rolled steel output by 110,000 tonnes (+2%), reduce energy consumption by 50%, and almost halve air emissions.
NLMK Lipetsk has embarked on the development of project documentation and site preparation for the construction of a new recovery power plant running on by-product gases from steelmaking operations.
NLMK Group has shipped 5 million tonnes of slabs to Vyksa Steel Works (VSW, part of OMK Group). NLMK Group and OMK created an unique process chain in Russia in 2012. NLMK manufactures slabs at it Lipetsk site from captive iron ore supplied by Stoilensky. VSW then processes these slabs into heavy plates at Mill 5000 and into large-diametre pipes at its Pipe Electric Welding Plant No. 4.
NLMK Group, a global steelmaker, is pleased to announce that following the annual RobecoSam Corporate Sustainability Assessment, NLMK’s overall ESG score improved from 22 to 33. As a result, NLMK’s individual scores of the economic and social dimensions exceeded the industry average.