Strategy in action

  • $330million

    target net annual gains by the end of 2017

  • $364million

    using 2016 prices vs. 2013 base base-level

  • 2,450

    projects to improve operating efficiency

achievements in 2016

  • NLMK Kaluga is in the midst of a large-scale operational efficiency improvement project as well as rollout of the NLMK Production System, in ... More

    NLMK Kaluga is in the midst of a large-scale operational efficiency improvement project as well as rollout of the NLMK Production System, in cooperation with DuPont. Significant savings are expected when this is up and running.

  • Improvement of equipment productivity throughout NLMK’s mining operations during 2016 helped to boost production of iron ore concentrate by 2 ... More

    Improvement of equipment productivity throughout NLMK’s mining operations during 2016 helped to boost production of iron ore concentrate by 2 million tonnes vs. the 2013 level.

  • The productivity of steelmaking equipment at the Lipetsk site has increased thanks to new technical solutions and operational efficiency projects. The ... More

    The productivity of steelmaking equipment at the Lipetsk site has increased thanks to new technical solutions and operational efficiency projects. The production capacity of blast furnace operations increased by 1 million tonnes vs. the 2013 level; and BOF and hot-rolling productivity increased by 500,000 tonnes.

  • The Company’s European operations continued to look at ways to cut fixed costs, including by headcount optimisation.

achievements in 2015

  • US operations achieved a 70% reduction in rejected hot-rolled steel.

  • Improvement in equipment productivity across NLMK’s mining operations in 2015 helped boost production of iron ore concentrate by 820 thousand tonnes ... More

    Improvement in equipment productivity across NLMK’s mining operations in 2015 helped boost production of iron ore concentrate by 820 thousand tonnes per annum.

  • NLMK’s long steel business unit improved process equipment productivity, increasing annual production by 30,000 tonnes.

  • New technology solutions and process optimisation enabled the Lipetsk site to improve equipment productivity, reduce the coke consumption rate by 20 ... More

    New technology solutions and process optimisation enabled the Lipetsk site to improve equipment productivity, reduce the coke consumption rate by 20 kg per tonne, enhance the use of return slag by 40% and reduce the level of rejected hot-rolled steel by 50%.