18 February 2009
NLMK restarts blast furnace №2
NLMK announces today that it has restarted blast furnace #2 which has a total capacity of 700,000 tonnes per year.
The 1000 m3 furnace underwent a 100-day overhaul. Earlier in February NLMK re-commissioned blast furnace #3 with total capacity of 1.3 million tonnes of pig iron per year.
After the re-launch of BF#2, annual pig iron capacity at the Lipetsk production site will reach 7.9 million tonnes, and steel-making capacity utilization will reach 87%.