Andrey Mohnik, the Minister of ecology and natural resources of Ukraine has visited “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works on July 11th 2014. During the visit, the minister has highly appreciated ecological projects of the Works in the context of the European integration of Ukraine.
At the “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works, the minister has been familiarised with progress of ecological upgrading of the industrial complex, which is going on according to technological strategy of Metinvest Group. In particular, he has visited construction of the hydrochloric acid pickling line in Cold Rolling Shop No.1 (CPL-4). It is planned to realize this project in August 2014. Commissioning of CPL-4 will allow to lower disposal of process waters into the river Dnieper on 83% and will reduce emissions of sulphuric acid fumes. Investments into the project compose about 730 million UHA.
«With commissioning of new pickling line “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works» already observes those regulations, which the Ukrainian legislation should implement in order to demand in future from all Ukrainian producers to work according to the European ecological standards», – noted Andrey Mohnik, the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.
The new modernised units of “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works provide production efficiency, and also essentially reduce an ecological load on environment according to the tightest international norms.
«Construction of a modern hydrochloric acid pickling line is a concrete step on leading of our production in conformity with all standards of the European Union», – pointed out Rostislav Shurma, CEO of “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works.
Valery Baranov, the Chairman of the Zaporozhye regional administration, who has visited the indus-trial complex as a member of delegation, has noted: «Such serious ecological projects as you have seen today at “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works, unfortunately not available until now in Ukraine. These are outstanding correct examples of how it should be».
Let us remind that in May 2013 “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works has put in operation a new gas purification of sintering machine No. 1 that has allowed to lower dust and gas emissions into atmosphere on 10% from total emissions. At the moment, the construction of gas purifying plant of sintering machine No. 2 is in an active phase. New purification facilities insure dust elimination from the air below 30 mg/m3, on sulphur dioxide below 400 mg/m3 that corresponds to the European norms of emissions.
The Blast furnace No. 4 is at a stage of completion of reconstruction with implementation of aspiration systems equipment at the casting yard and at the furnace stock house. Thanks to realisation of this investment project, it is expected to reduce emissions at the level of 25% from all dust emissions of the Steel Works. Investments into the project compose about 600 million UHA.