5 February 2013
During the last year due to the realization of nature-conservative measures, capital repairs of gas-cleaning systems of the agglomachines No7, 12, of gas-cleaning systems of the BF No4 in the blast-furnace shop, implementation of systems for nitrogen suppression of dust emitted by casting yards of the BF No1, 3 and other activities, PJSC «Ilyich Iron and Steel Works» managed to reduce the emissions to atmosphere by 27 thousand tons.
Maintenance, renovation, modernization and investment program for the objects having nature conservation destination has been developed at the Works for 2013 year. These investment projects cover a number of reconstructions: Sinter Plant (study of options of the reconstruction of dust cleaning systems); industrial emissions No 1, 2; dust-cleaning systems of the converters No1, 2 ,3 along with the construction of radial sedimentation tank; sewage system; and also construction of bypass pipeline No 4 for industrial emissions to the Kal’mius river and mounting of fish protection systems at the water supply points of water-pumping stations No1, 2.
«Implementation of all these measures foreseen by Works’ nature conservation program, for realization of which this year we have planned to spend UAH 119, 4 million, must substantially improve the condition of the environment in Mariupol, PJSC «Ilyich Iron and Steel Works» General Director Yuriy Zinchenko emphasized. – The major part of the nature conservation measures and investment projects are realized by the Works at the expense of Metinvest shareholders’ funds and own funds. If in 2013 our Works starts to receive the refund of a part of its ecological payments, this will allow the promoting of the scheduled measures».
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PJSC «Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol» is one of the greatest enterprises in Ukraine with full metallurgical cycle. The Works produces pipes and flat rolled products of carbon, low-alloy and alloy steels for different applications: hot-rolled plates and sheets intended for the production of pipes for main pipelines, ships, pressure vessels, bridge constructions, other metal constructions for critical application; hot-rolled plates, sheets and strips including pickled; cold-rolled, including galvanized, bands, sheets and strips, including for cold stamping, flooring and others; thick-walled pipes including for oil pipe lines; water- and gas-supply welded thin-walled pipes of circular section and structural pipes of rectangular section; flasks for different compressed gases, including automobile and others.
50 certificates issued by seven International Certification Bodies and Ukraine Certification Centers confirm the high quality of the metal products of 200 steel grades produced at the Works. Quality Management System functions at the PJSC «Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol» developed and certified according to the requirements of ISO 9001.
Production facilities of the Works allow to produce about 6,1 million tons of steel per year, 12 million tons of agglomerate, more than 5,5 million tons of pig-iron, more than 6,1 million tons of steel including converter steel – 3,6 million tons, more than 5 million tons of finished rolled products.
METINVEST is an international vertical-integrated mining-and-metallurgical Group of companies, which runs assets in every link of production chain from iron-ore and coal mining till semi-finished and finished metal products manufacture. The structure of the Group comprises mining and metallurgical enterprises in Ukraine, Europe and USA, and sales network covering the key world markets. METINVEST GROUP consists of Metallurgical and Mining Divisions. According to the strategical vision of the Group its aim is to become lead European vertical-integrated steel producer with stable ratio of growth and cost effectiveness in spite of market cyclicity, and to ensure investment return higher than industrial standards. In the first half of 2012 the Group has received US$6,74 milliards of sale proceeds, cost effectiveness by EBITDA was 16%.
METINVEST HOLDING LLC is the managing company of METINVEST GROUP.
The main shareholders of METINVEST B.V. Company (holding company of METINVEST GROUP) are SKM GROUP (71,25%) and SMART-HOLDING (23,75%), which control Company at partnership relations.