In the next 3-4 years “ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih” is planning to allocate $700 million for the implementation of major investment projects, each of which has an environmental component and allows the phase out of obsolete technologies
As the press service of the company, stated CEO AMKR Mauro Longobardo during visit on the enterprise of the Deputy Minister of environment protection and natural resources of Ukraine Ruslan Sagittarius July 20.
“This year we finally put out of operation open-hearth shop, as well as the first phase of blooming. We will continue to fulfill its promises in the future – install a new system of gas purification in the Converter plant fully modernizing blast furnace No. 9, complete the modernization of the sintering plant No. 2 and will build a modern pelletizing plant, which will close the two sintering and decommissioned two coke batteries. However, it should be noted that these production areas are the traditional place of work for many of our employees and contractors. The construction of new units involves the creation of additional jobs and alternative for workers. At the same time, premature closure of existing facilities carries the risk of higher unemployment in the city. Companies need time to plan effectively, to not leave these people without support in the current crisis period. “ArcelorMittal Krivoy Rog”, as before, is ready to cooperate with the state authorities, and we welcome an open dialogue. The company is committed to change, to make difficult, but important for all decisions and go to integrated update – I’m here in order to perform these tasks”, – said Longobardo.
Sagittarius in conjunction with the Deputy head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration Maksym Skrypnyk and the head of the state ecological Inspectorate Andrey Malevany visited two production facilities AMKR, which attracted public attention, – agglomeration factory of metallurgy and coke production. Guests toured the new coke oven battery Nos. 5, 6 with the installation of dust-free coke, which would result in the reduction of emissions by more than 50% in the production of coke. In addition, the battery was implemented the automated system for environmental monitoring.
“The task set by the Minister – to digitize the entire environmental protection industry. To do this we need to see and evaluate existing enterprise technology solutions and to agree on the transfer of data directly to the Ministry. We are required to promptly inform the public about the state of atmospheric air”, said the Archer.
Longobardo also told the guests about the renewed sustainable development strategy, which was adopted earlier this year and includes three main areas: environmental protection, industrial safety and social partnership with local authorities, territorial communities.