24 September 2007 Новолипецкий металлургический комбинат

NLMK commissions steel processing line

NLMK today announces that it has commissioned a new high-tech pushing type pickling line for hot rolled grain-oriented and carbon steel with capacity of over 300,000 tpy at its production site in Lipetsk.

Its installation will allow two obsolete lines to be retired, thus decreasing operating expenses and improving product quality. As a result, the company’s waste water discharge into Voronezh river will be reduced by 800 tpy (by 8%).

The new equipment has been supplied by the Austrian company Andritz and comprises a chemical block for the regeneration and reuse of hydrochloric acid. Ferruginous wastes produced will be directed to sinter production.

This project, implemented within the framework of the NLMK’s Technical Upgrading Programme, is worth over RUR2 billion. Total investments into the 2nd Phase of the Technical Upgrading Programme will amount to over USD4.0 billion.