Azovstal intends to reconstruct the aspiration system of blast furnace # 4 systems

Metallurgical plant Azovstal (Mariupol, Donetsk region), a member of the Metinvest group, intends to reconstruct the aspiration system of blast furnace # 4 systems in order to reduce emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere.

In accordance with the materials at the disposal of the Interfax-Ukraine agency, the planned activity is to reduce emissions into the atmospheric air to achieve their level in the form of suspended solid particles, undifferentiated by composition after cleaning – no more than 50 mg /m3. m, which corresponds to the standards of maximum permissible emissions of pollutants from stationary sources according to the standards of the Ministry of Ecology.

The object of planned activity is the aspiration system of the bunker room and funnel of the cone-free loading device (BZU) DP-4, consisting of systems for sampling aspiration air and gas ducts, a block of cyclones VZU-1200 (6 units), a DN-26 smoke exhauster and a chimney.

Earlier it was reported that Azovstal continues work on the implementation of large-scale environmental projects that modernize metallurgical production. Now the main efforts are focused on the construction of a new gas purification unit in the converter shop.

“Reconstruction of gas purification units at converters No. 1 and 2 is the largest environmental project of Azovstal. . Fugitive emissions over the converter department will be localized “, – quoted the press service of the general director of the enterprise, Enver Tskitishvili.

According to him, the technical project for the construction of a new gas purification plant for the metallurgical plant was developed by the world-renowned company Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH. She will also ensure the supply of the necessary equipment for the project. The general contractor of the project is Metinvest Engineering.

As reported, Azovstal in 2020 increased the production of general rolled products by 2.7% compared to the previous year – up to 3.9 million tons, steel by 4 , 5% – up to 4.2 million tons, pig iron by 9.4% – up to 3.8 million tons.

The enterprise is part of the Metinvest group, the main shareholders of which is the SCM group (71 , 24%) and Smart Holding (23.76%), jointly managing the company.

Metinvest Holding LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.

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