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NLMK Group will reduce dusting of tailings at Stoilensky GOK by 70%

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At Stoilensky GOK, the site of NLMK Group, a project is being implemented that will radically reduce the formation of dust on the dry beaches of the tailing dump - an area where waste rock is stored after ore processing. The new dust suppression system includes an adaptive water irrigation infrastructure and innovative treatment technology with a special reagent that suppresses the formation of dust even in windy conditions.

The dust suppression system consists of a network of pipelines and pumps for spraying water with a radius of 100 m. filling the tailing dump, the system can be quickly dismantled and moved to a new location. Sections of beaches removed from the irrigation system are treated with a reagent - organic glue, which sticks together waste rock particles. As a result, a dense crust forms on the surface, which retains dust in windy weather.

In 2021, more than six km of the irrigation system will be put into operation and more than one hundred hectares of the tailing dump will be treated with a reagent. Investments in the project will amount to RUB 150 million.

Information about NLMK Group

NLMK Group is a vertically integrated metallurgical company, the largest in Russia and one of the most efficient in the world of steel producers.

NLMK Group's steel products are used in various industries, from construction and mechanical engineering to power equipment and offshore wind turbines.

NLMK's production assets are located in Russia, Europe and the United States ... The company's steel production capacity exceeds 17 million tonnes per year.

NLMK demonstrates high cost competitiveness among global manufacturers, the company's profitability is one of the highest in the industry. The company has investment grade credit ratings from S&P, Moody's, Fitch and Expert RA.

NLMK's common shares, which have a free-float of 20.7%, are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (ticker “NLMK” ), global depository shares - on the London Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK: LI"). The share capital of the Company is divided into 5,993,227,240 ordinary shares with a par value of 1 Russian ruble. More information about NLMK's share capital can be found here.

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