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Metinvest launches large-scale water basin protection projects in Mariupol

8 August 2011 // Press centre Ilyich Iron and Steel Works

Water-Supply Shop of Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, an affiliate of Metinvest Group, launched several investment projects with total value of over 20 mln. UAH. The first project is a comprehensive renovation of sewage disposal facilities discharging industrial, storm and waste waters (from the sinter plant, steel-making and rolling mills) at industrial discharge points No.1 and 2 into Kalchik River. The engineering works are performed by SIEMENS.

This project foresees implementation of the most up-to-date technology of waste water treatment and waste water return into reverse water supply system of the Works after its purification up to maximum permissible concentrations specified for discharge into public basins.

The second project of Metinvest Group is a reconstruction of fish protection structures at service water intakes No. 1 and 2 from Kalmius River. The scientific and technical assessment of the project has already been obtained. Thus, next year Ilyich Iron and Steel Works will be operating a facility that will not only provide water of high purity but also ensure better protection of basin inhabitants.

The company is ready to invest and is already investing considerable amounts not only for solving the issues of water basin protection in Mariupol but also for radical improvement of environmental conditions and addressing social issues in the entire region.

Generally, modernization program of Water-Supply Shop scheduled up to 2020 foresees renovation of industrial discharge points and circulating water system of 3000-Rolling Mill, installation and introduction of the latest filters for water-cooled components and equipment at all the circulating systems and  coast pump stations, introduction of filter presses for desiccation of blast-furnace, open-hearth and basic-oxygen sludge, - noted Deputy Chief Engineer on Environmental Protection of PJSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works” and City Council Deputy Alexander Smotrov. – Nature conservation equipment will be modernized at all the production sites of the Works, the funds the company is investing into environmental protection in the amount of some hundred million dollars will permit to significantly improve environmental conditions of the city in no longer than 7 – 8 years”.

Editorial notice

Metinvest is an international vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies, managing every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. The Group comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network covering all key global markets. Metinvest Group is structured into three operating divisions: Coke and Coal Division, Iron ore Division, Steel and Rolled Products Division and has a strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, delivering sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles and providing investors with returns at above the industry benchmarks.

The major shareholders of the Company METINVEST B.V (a holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25% ownership) and Smart-Holding (23.75% ownership) partnering in Company’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING, LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.