On the 09th of October, 2013, a German business-delegation, headed by the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Detlev Wolter, visited “Zaporizhstal” II&SW. As a part of the visit, there was a meeting with the General Director of “Zaporizhstal” II&SW Rostislav Shurma and the Management of the Works, during which they discussed on some perspectives of the upcoming trends of the potential cooperation. German business-delegates also familiarized themselves with the Works’ production process and visited the site for construction of the new Continuous Pickling Line (CPL-4).

The German delegation familiarized itself with the modernizing projects, which are intensively being realized at “Zaporizhstal” II&SW within the scope of the ambitious programme of the ecological updating of steel-making enterprises belonging to Metinvest Group, the purpose of which is to minimize the environment impact of the production process.

«The further development of “Zaporizhstal” implies an ambitious modernization of the production, and we are ready to consider all the offers for collaboration from the leading companies in this area. Today, our German guests had the chance to get familiarized themselves in details not only with the production process, to see the magnitude of the ecological modernization of the Works, but also to come in some new contacts for potential cooperation»,- the General Director of “Zaporizhstal” II&SW Rostislav Shurma noted.

The Consul General of the FRG Detlev Wolter expressed his expectations for cooperation of German companies with “Zaporizhstal” II&SW, noted the magnitude of modernization which was being performed at the Works and underlined its ecological component. «At “Zaporizhstal” they apply some considerable environment protection arrangements — this is very important», — Detlev Wolter summarized.

Let us remind you, that the investments into erection of the Chloride Pickling Line made up about UAH 730 million, and the efficiency of the arrangement is sulfuric acid vapors reduction for 83% and complete elimination of the Works’ pollutants discharge into Dnieper River from the Cold-Rolling Mill Shop.