Report of Foreign Private Issuer


Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16

under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


September 13, 2007


Commission File Number: 333-119497


(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

Krasnoarmeiskaya 1,

Moscow 125167

Russian Federation

(Address of principal executive offices)



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:


Form 20-F x    Form 40-F o


Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):


Yes o    No x


Note: Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(c) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted solely to provide an attached annual report to security holders.


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Beloretsk, Russia — September 13, 2007 — Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces the completion of the quality management system audit at its Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant subsidiary (BMP OAO), resulting in the recertification of its compliance with the ISO 9001:2000 international standard.


Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant obtained its original certificate for the quality management system’s compliance with ISO 9001:2000, issued for three years, in 2003.  Since then, the plant undergoes annual compliance audits to extend its effective certificate, and a recertification audit is conducted at the plant every three years to recertify its quality management system’s compliance with the standard.  The latest regular compliance audit of the quality management system was completed at Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant in September 2007.


In the process of the audit, the auditors visited the plant’s many units and departments.  They examined the quality management system processes for compliance with the internal document requirements and the requirements for ISO 9001:2000.  In addition, the auditors met with the managing director of BMP OAO, Konstantin Nikolin.  During the meeting the parties discussed BMP OAO’s current achievements and its plans for further improving the quality of its management system.  Summarizing the audit results, the inspection agency noted that BMP OAO complies with all the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 and constantly develops its quality management system.



Mechel OAO
Ilya Zhitomirsky

Phone: + 7 495 221 88 88


Mechel is one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore, nickel, steel, rolled products, and hardware. Mechel products are marketed domestically and internationally.


Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Mechel, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not intend to update these statements. We refer you to the documents Mechel files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our



Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in our Form 20-F, that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, volatility in stock markets or in the price of our shares or ADRs, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.










/s/ Igor Zyuzin



Igor Zyuzin





Date:  September 13, 2007