Novokuznetsk Iron and Steel plant is one of the five largest rail producers in the world. This integrated iron and steel plant is located in the city of Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo region.
In 2009, NKMK produced 341.2 thousand tonnes of pig iron, 1.4 million tonnes of steel and 1.4 million tonnes of rolled products.
NKMK is the leading rail producer in the Russian Federation, producing a full range of rails. NKMK together with another Evraz subsidiary NTMK (Nizhny Tagil) are the key rail suppliers to Russian Railways. NKMK's output of rails accounts for approximately two-thirds of the Russian rail production.
A special flaw location technology is used at NKMK to guarantee the full compliance of the produced rails with the international quality standards.
In addition to rails, NKMK produces significant quantities of pig iron, plates and other semi-finished products.
NKMK is an integrated steel plant with an annual rolling capacity of 2 mln. tonnes. Its production facilities include steelmaking facilities with two continuous casters, a rail and structural mill, long products production and plate rolling mill.
NKMK has up-to-date machinery in the plant with a focus on rails as high value-added products.
Steel production. Production level reaches almost 1.5 million tonnes of steel per year. NKMK produces steel in two electric arc furnaces, each with 100 tonnes capacity, and operates ladle furnaces in the secondary refinement area, as well as vacuum vessel. The shop is equipped with two continuous casting machines, each of a total capacity of 750 thousand tonnes per annum.
Currently NKMK works through the development of steel melting facilities’ modernisation program with the aim of producing high-quality stock for rail production.
Rolling facilities. NKMK operates a rail and structural shop, a plate shop and a section shop.
The installed capacity of the rail and structural shop is 1.260 mln tonnes per year. The mill consumes the steel primarily produced in the plant's electric arc furnaces through the two continuous casting machines. NKMK conducts thermal treatment of rails in order to further improve the quality of the final product.
In 2009 it was decided to further develop the rail production at NKMK. As a result of the rail and structural mill modernisation NKMK will not only approach the world’s best rails in terms of straightness and durability but will allow production of 100-meter long rails that are in-demand on the market.
Plate shop. The annual capacity of the plate shop is about 495 thousand tonnes. The mill produces the plate with a thickness from 5 to 25 millimetres, from 1000 to 1800 millimetres in width, from 2000 to 6000 millimetres in length.
Section shop. The section shop includes Mill 450 with annual capacity around 180 thousand tonnes producing rounds, rolled rounds, plough strip, contra-angles etc.
NKMK’s rolling facilities also include a rail fasteners mill of 72 thousand tonnes capacity (producing fasteners, covers, staples etc.) and two ball-rolling mills of total capacity at 85 thousand tonnes.
The quality management system covers all stages of NKMK's production process. The Quality Policy of the plant focuses on the personnel involvement in the quality management, product improvement and cost control.
NKMK production of rails, rail fasteners and sections is certified in accordance with the requirements of DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 management system by TÜV Certification Body. All railway products produced at NKMK are also certified by the Russian Railways certification system.
Among others, NKMK holds a certificate of the Russian River Register for plate production for shipbuilding with a thickness between 5 and 25 millimetres.
Kuznetsk Steel Mill (KMK) was built in the 1930s as part of intensive industrial development of the Russian Federation and soon became one of the largest iron and steel plants in the country.
In the early 1990s, KMK was privatised and transformed into a joint stock company under Russian law. Further on, its assets were consolidated as Novokuznetsk Iron and Steel Plant (NKMK) in 2003.
Today, NKMK is a part of Evraz Group. As of 31 December 2007 Evraz’s effective interest in NKMK amounted to 100.00%.