News

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%.

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Babichenko Sergey

Head of PR

+7 (495) 504 05 04

babichenko_sy@nlmk.com

Maria Simonova

Press Secretary

+7 (915) 322-62-25

simonova_mn@nlmk.com

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