Dutch mining and metallurgical holding Metinvest B.V. (Metinvest Group) is implementing a complex of environmental projects in Mariupol for the reconstruction and modernization of production. One of them is in the coke shop of the Azovstal metallurgical plant.
The plant continues a large-scale dispersed overhaul of coke oven battery No. 1. As noted in the press service of Metinvest Group, the work is carried out without a complete shutdown of the metallurgical unit.
This project started in September 2018 and is being carried out in parts. The peculiarity of the repair lies in the fact that the specialists carry out the laying of bricks in conditions of high temperatures, since the refractory masonry of the adjacent walls does not cool below 700 ° C.
During the repair, a complex of large-scale works is planned with the replacement of reinforcing equipment and the restoration of the coke oven battery heating system. The equipment upgrade will reduce the burden on the environment and increase production reliability.
In addition, Azovstal is currently assembling a scrap-loading crane No. 19 of the converter shop. Now the bridge structure has already been fully assembled, a cart has been placed on it, on which a gearbox and engines are installed.
In the mixing department of the converter shop of the plant, work is also underway to install the body of the new MC-2500 mixer. Every day, at least 20 people are involved in the site, the work is carried out under strict control. The project is scheduled to be completed in April 2021.
Modernization of heavy industry enterprises should not only increase productivity, but also reduce the burden on the environment.
Since 2012, Metinvest Group companies have reduced emissions by a third. Over the past ten years, the group has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in environmental improvements of its enterprises, and even more large-scale projects are planned until 2025.