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8 September 2015

NLMK Group makes over 100% increase in lighting energy efficiency at its Russian sites

NLMK Group makes over 100% increase in lighting energy efficiency at its Russian sites


Energy-saving solutions provided a 60% reduction in energy consumed for lighting; resulting in an ongoing annual saving of almost 500 million rubles. Annual energy consumption at Novolipetsk alone went down by 15 MW, which is equal to 375 million rubles per year.



The project involved the modernization of lighting systems at Novolipetsk (2010-2011), Stoilensky, NSMMZ, Altai-Koks, Dolomit and Stagdok (2012-2014), NLMK Metalware and VIZ-Steel (2015).



Since the project began in 2010, investment in the project stands at 636 million rubles.



Obsolete light fittings were replaced by highly efficient modern lighting which provides high luminescent performance and optical system efficiency; as well as improved environmental friendliness and fixture lifespan. Philips solutions were used for both general overhead illumination and for local workplace lighting which has special brightness, surge and colour rendering requirements.



Alexander Starchenko, NLMK Vice President for Energy, said: ‘Increasing the efficiency of production processes is a strategic goal for NLMK Group. Modern technologies are needed to achieve this; and lighting is no exception. We have been working on a project to upgrade lighting systems across the Group’s Russian sites since 2010. We have since achieved a decrease in energy consumption of over 21 MW, which is comparable to the power consumption of two residential districts.’