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A dust control system has been put into operation at PJSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works” in the blast furnace shop

18 February 2013

Within the fulfillment of the obligations connected with the reducing of industrial impact on the environment nitrogen dust control systems of blast furnace casting yards have been successfully tested and put into operation at PJSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol” of Metinvest Group.

This scale ecological project is a part of the program “protection and creation of a healthier urban environment of the Mariupol city during 2012-2020 years”, and it is also a part of compensating conservation measures during the building of pulverized-coal injection unit. The realization of the project will allow shortening the emissions into atmosphere on 1500 tons per year.

The manufacturing of the needed amount of nitrogen for the embodiment of dust-control technology is fully provided with the air-separating unit – ASU-60 of the oxygen shop. Gas is delivered on the notches of blast furnace casting yards during the discharge of heat products due to which suspended matters come into dust catchers and not go into atmosphere in the form of red fume. Operating committee fixed the achievement of project factors of the dust control effectiveness – 50 percent.

“The introduction of nitrogen dust control system at the blast furnace casting yards is a next step of the Works to improve the ecological situation in Mariupol, underlines the General Director of PJSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol” Yuriy Zinchenko. – Our major task for today is to modernize metallurgical production according to the norms of Ukrainian conservation law.  In connection with this we shall continue to invest means for specific ecological 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%.


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.