Altai-Koks, a leading Russian manufacturer of metallurgical coke and an NLMK Group company, has begun hot testing of a coal stamp charging unit at an operational coke battery. The introduction of stamp charging will boost coke quality, reduce the cost of its production, and improve the environmental footprint of operations.
Instead of using the top charging method, stamp charging involves feeding already compacted coal briquettes into the oven horizontally. The technology has been introduced at Coke Battery No. 5, the most advanced coke oven battery at Altai-Koks. It has a production capacity of 1.1 million tonnes of coke per year. The new unit is equipped with an advanced and efficient gas treatment system.
Investment in the project amounted to RUB 4.8 billion.
The testing phase will last until October.
About NLMK Group
NLMK Group is the largest steelmaker in Russia and one of the most efficient in the world.
NLMK Group’s steel products are used in various industries, from construction and machine building to the manufacturing of power-generation equipment and offshore wind turbines.
NLMK operates production facilities in Russia, Europe and the United States. The Company’s steel production capacity exceeds 17 million tonnes per year.
NLMK has a highly competitive cash cost among global manufacturers and one of the highest profitability levels in the industry. In 12M 2019, the Company generated $10.6 bn in revenue and $2.6 bn in EBITDA. Net debt/EBITDA stood at 0.7õ. The Company has investment grade credit ratings from S&P, Moody’s, Fitch, and RAEX (Expert RA).
NLMK’s ordinary shares with an 18.6% free-float are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK") and its global depositary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK:LI"). The share capital of the Company is divided into 5,993,227,240 shares with a par value of RUB1.
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