Novolipetsk Steel is our key production site located in the city of Lipetsk. It’s currently the third largest steelmaker in Russia and specialises in flat steel products. The plant’s products 80% all NLMK steel products and 18% of all steel of Russia.
Electric steel, semi-finished products, hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, hot-dip galvanized steel
The company's primary source of iron ore is now Stoilensky GOK, a company which is 350 km from the mills at Lipetsk.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 4000000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
- Rolling mill
This plant produces the following type of products:
It was back in 1702 when Tsar Peter the Great gave the command to establish the very first iron smelting furnace in Lipetsk region.
The first integrated plant was founded in 1931. The blast furnace no.1 was started the production only three years later, but due to the approaching world war battlefront most of the equipment was transported to the Chelyabinsk plant beyond the Urals.
Production in Lipetsk was restarted in early fifties. In 1951 two new blast furnaces were put into operation, in 1957 hot strip mill followed and in 1959 the electric steel making shop with continuous caster were commissioned as the first in the world. The BOF shop was combined with the caster as well in 1966.
By 1978 six blast furnaces were in operation already. The seventh and so far the last one was built in 2011 and it is also the last blast furnace built within the Russian Federation.
Novolipetsk Metallurgical Combine belongs among the largest steel producers in the world, the annual production of crude steel is around 15 million tonnes.