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Metinvest invests into the conservation of Kalmius river fish resources

30 April 2014

At PJSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol” of Metinvest Group a mounting of electric gradient fish-protecting units on pumping station water supply points “Kalmius-1” and “Kalmius-2” has been finished. The enterprise assigned about 500 thousand hryvnas for the fish death prevention and the conservation of the Kalmius river fish recourses.

Fish protecting units on water supply points existed earlier but the Works decided to change them on more modern. The new equipment according the enterprise order has been produced by the polish company “ELEKTROTIM” (Vrotsclav city) and fully corresponds to the European ecological standards. The equipment complex includes cabinet with electronic and electric power units, electrode system and switching cable lines.

With the help of weak current the new complexes will frighten off fish far from the water supply point. Meanwhile on the experts’ conclusion the current parameters don’t show any danger to the living organisms.

Parallel with the adjustment of electric gradient system ichthyological observation are carried out by the specialists of Azov fishing control and other controlling units, which will estimate the new fish protection system effectiveness.

“Today this investing project has an important ecological meaning for the conservation of fish resources in the Kalmius river and is also one of the stages of regular realization of the nature protection measures at our Works,” - underlined Yurii Zinchenko, the General Director of PJSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol”.

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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.

METINVEST is an international vertical-integrated mining-and-metallurgical Group of companies, which runs assets in every link of production chain for creation of value from iron-ore and coal mining tol 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 a period of the nine months before 30th of September 2013 the Group has received US$9,8 milliards of sale proceeds, cost effectiveness by EBITDA was 18%.

The main shareholders of METINVEST B.V. company (Holding company of METINVEST GROUP) are SСM GROUP (71,25%) and SMART GROUP (23,75%), which control Group at partnership relations.