25 May 2006

Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) introduces own scientific developments into production

Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) has started construction of the first in Russia grain-oriented electrical steel laser treatment system with planned annual production capacity of up to 40 thousand tonnes. The implementation of this project elaborated within the framework of Company’s R&D activities will allow producing a new high value-added steel product with high level of magnetic properties.

The new unit will be applied in production of flats for versatile transformer cores. NLMK has invested approximately RUR 1.5 million into the development of laser treatment technology.

Under the first phase of the technical upgrading program, covering the period from 2000 to 2005, NLMK carried out 220 R&D projects aimed at optimization of technological processes, and development of new technologies and equipment. In the area of R&D activities NLMK cooperates with leading universities and research centers in Russia and other countries.