29 February 2008

Auditors confirm the quality of NLMK’s steel products for shipbuilding

NLMK has successfully passed a re-certification audit conducted by the certification agency Bureau Veritas (France) for compliance with its rules governing shipbuilding slabs .

In the course of the audit, Bureau Veritas inspected the production processes of NLMK’s BOF shops and its quality control departments, as well as the existing document flow of the Company’s quality management system and also tested samples of steel produced by the Company and shipped to Europe to ensure compliance with the rules of Bureau Veritas.

The auditors have confirmed that NLMK meets the requirements of international and national standards related to the quality of steel products. The Company will be granted a new five-year certificate of shipbuilding slabs compliance with the Rules of Bureau Veritas.

For reference:
Apart from Bureau Veritas, NLMK’s products for shipbuilding have been certified by other national classification societies,members of IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) - Germanischer Lloyd (Germany), Lloyd's Register (England), Det Norske Veritas (Norway), American Bureau of Shipping, Registro Italiano Navale and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.


Maria Simonova

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