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2 September 2008

NLMK passes shipbuilding slab production audit

Novolipetsk Steel has successfully passed a re-certification audit of its shipbuilding slab production carried out by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

The audit comprised the inspection of NLMK’s shipbuilding steel production process, technical control departments, and current documents on the Quality Management System to ensure compliance with ABS requirements. Samples of steel produced by NLMK and supplied to Europe were also tested in accordance with ABS requirements.

The auditors confirmed that NLMK complies with international and national standards for steel produced, and also they noted that «the Company is approved as a structural steel slab producer to manufacture ship hulls in accordance with ABS Rules and is permitted to continue the supply of steel for ships classified by the ABS».

NLMK will obtain a new Steel Supply Renewal of Approval, which will be valid for five years.

For reference:
Along with the American Bureau of Shipping, shipbuilding steel produced by NLMK was certified by other national ship-classification societies, members of the IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) - Germanischer Lloyd (Germany), Det Norske Veritas (Norway), Bureau Veritas (France), Registro Italiano Navale (Italy), Lloyd’s Register (UK) and the Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping.