Cherepovets Steel Mill Plans to increase investments in environmetal activities to1.25 billion rubles in 2012
ОАО Severstal (“Severstal” or the “Company”), one of
the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel related mining
companies, announces that its Cherepovets Steel Mill, part of the Severstal
Russian Steel Division and one of the world's largest standalone integrated
steelworks by capacity, plans to push up investments in environmental
activities in 2012 to 1.25 billion rubles (more than US $42 million), some
57% above the last year.
The most important projects include the construction
new system for capturing fugitive emissions from the steelmaking
process, which was announced in 2011. The investment measure with
the total cost of more than 3 billion rubles ($US 96 million) is scheduled to
be completed by the end of 2014.
Besides, effluent discharge outlet No. 8,9 is to be closed
down in 2012.
Among major programs to be launched this year is an upgrade
of gas cleaning of shaft furnace No. 1 in the steelmaking process,
installation of a system for cleaning aspiration air in the sintering process,
An environmentally friendly production technology to be
implemented at Severtar (this business unit is under construction under the
agreement with RÜTGERS Group, with Cherepovets Steel Mill coke and by-product
process employed) will be highly efficient.
A total of 17 projects for the minimization of impact on the
environment will be implemented at Cherepovets Steel Mill.
Andrei Lutsenko, Manufacturing Director and Chief Engineer,
Division Severstal Russian Steel commented: “We work hard to reduce the
environmental impact. Both air and water protection measures, and also projects
for reducing industrial waste disposal are well underway. In 2012 through 2015,
we are going to infuse almost RUR 11 billion in meeting those objectives.”