NLMK is increasing operational efficiency and reducing its environmental impact by means of implementing energy-saving technologies, ensuring self-sufficiency in energy resources and using by-products of steelmaking operations for energy generation. These steps are part of a key Strategy 2022 objective to gain leadership in operational efficiency.
The Group is advancing towards its objectives in improving energy efficiency via the following key elements:
- Continuous operational improvement to reduce energy consumption
- Process and equipment upgrade, introduction of new technologies
- Improving energy resource management systems
- Complying with the laws regulating resource consumption
The Company is currently undergoing a new stage of development. Strategic energy sector development projects leading up to 2022 aim to increase the share of captive electricity generation, maximize the use of secondary metallurgical gases and reduce operating costs in the energy sector.