Mechel OAO - Form 6-K

Washington, D.C. 20549


PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

July 5, 2013

Commission File Number: 001-32328

Mechel OAO
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
Krasnoarmeyskaya 1,
Moscow 125993
Russian Federation
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Moscow, Russia — July 5, 2013 – Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL), one of the leading
Russian mining and metals companies, reports that the Group's Chelyabinsk
Metallurgical Plant fulfilled the order for a new class of steel for
helicopter-making. The order was placed by the Russian Helicopters holding.
High-quality steel was produced in November 2012. The product showed excellent
results during preliminary technological testing and is currently passed to
industrial production. This type of steel is necessary to manufacture
particularly important joints in modern helicopter-making.
Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s stainless high-strength steel will be used in
manufacturing certain joints for the Ka-226(T) helicopter. The light
multi-purpose Ka-226(T) helicopter is used for corporate and private flights, as
well as special operations and rescue missions.
The modern light Ka-226(T) is estimated by experts to be one of the most
ecologically-friendly and safe helicopters in its class, so the steel must be up
to the most rigorous standard. The light helicopter is equipped with engines
ensuring high carrying capacity and flight height (up to 7,500 meters) as well
as a coaxial rotor system.
Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s high-strength steel will also be used in
manufacturing the attack scout helicopter Ka-52 Alligator, which is undisputedly
one of the most perfect armed machines in its class. It combines traditional
Russian helicopter virtues with state-of-the-art developments in avionics, arms
and flight safety, as well as use of composites. The helicopter has passed all
state tests, is in serial production and has been adopted into the Russian Air
Force’s arsenal.
The Russian Helicopters holding plans in the future to use the new type of steel
not only to produce important joints for Ka-52 and Ka-226(T), but also for
Mi-type helicopters.
Head of Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s Technical Team Dmitry Shaburov noted:
“In July 2012 our plant accepted the order for producing steel for helicopter
making. For Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant, this means making a new type of
steel. We worked on the order together with Urals Stampings Plant. The
technology of making helicopter steel was developed by the plant’s technical
services together with experts from Bardin’s Central Research Institute for
Ferrous Metals and the All-Russian Aviation Materials Institute.”
Officials from the Russian Helicopters holding recently visited Chelyabinsk
Metallurgical Plant. The sides summed up results of their joint efforts on
producing the first batch of stainless high-strength steel for helicopter making
at the plant.
The plant’s representatives received a letter of gratitude signed by Kamov OAO’s
Chief Constructor, Hero of the Russian Federation Sergey Mikheev.
“Your technical experts’ high level of knowledge and your workers’ dedicated
work ensured that the state defense order was fulfilled on time and created the
basis for future production of high-strength alloyed specialty steels and
alloys,” the letter said.
Mechel OAO
Elena Andreyeva
Tel: + 7 495 221 88 88

Mechel is one of the leading Russian companies. Its business includes four
segments: mining, steel, ferroalloy and power. Mechel unites producers of coal,
iron ore concentrate, nickel, ferrochrome, ferrosilicon, steel, rolled products,
hardware, heat and electric power. Mechel products are marketed domestically and
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

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.
    Mechel OAO
Date: July 5, 2013 By: Yevgeny V. Mikhel

  Name:  Yevgeny V. Mikhel
  Title: CEO