Metallurgical plant “Azovstal” (Mariupol, Donetsk region), a member of the “Metinvest” group, in January this year increased the production of general rolled products, according to operational data, by 0.6 %% compared to the same period last year – up to 705 thousand tons.
As a representative of the enterprise told Interfax-Ukraine, during this period steel production remained at the level of 775 thousand tons, but pig iron decreased – by 1.3%, to 680 thousand tons.
In February, Azovstal produced about 326 thousand tons of general rolled products, 355 thousand tons of steel, 310 thousand tons of pig iron.
According to the company’s press release, at the Azovstal steel plant in 2020 due to a number of events saved more than 1.3 million cubic meters of natural gas, 78 thousand tons of coke and 101.5 million kWh of electricity.
The annual effect was $ 15.2 million.
At the same time it is noted that measures to increase the specific consumption of pulverized coal fuel (CPF) in the blast furnace shop of the enterprise have become especially effective in terms of saving. As part of the energy saving program, the temperature of the hot blast through the air heaters No. 13 and 14 of the blast furnace No. 4 was increased, they were shotcrete and shotcreted in the shaft of the blast furnace No. 2, the optimal speed of the outflow of the blast from the air tuyeres was selected to ensure complete combustion of the pulverized coal carbon and the temperature of coke combustion. from 2000 ° C to 2180 ° C for a moderately developed central course of the blast furnace.
“Energy efficiency is one of the conditions for the development of the enterprise. modernization of equipment allows us to constantly reduce the energy component in the cost of production, “explained the general director of the plant, Enver Tskitishvili, quoted by the press service.
In addition, in 2020, the implementation of a joint project with YASNO Efficiency to modernize the ceiling lighting in the structural divisions of the Azovstal metallurgical plant, which made it possible to reduce power consumption and ensure a good level of illumination in the shops.
In 2020, Azovstal 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 are SCM Group (71.24%) and Smart Holding (23.76%), jointly managing the company.
Metinvest Holding LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group .
Based on materials: Interfax-Ukraine