In January 2021, the innovative electric steelmaking complex "Interpipe Steel" turns 9 years old. This is the first metallurgical plant built in Ukraine from scratch during the years of Independence, and the largest green investment in domestic industry worth a billion dollars (together with related industries).
Construction of Interpipe Steel allowed to close the environmentally dirty open-hearth production and reduce CO 2 emissions by almost 10 times. Thanks to this, the plant already meets European environmental standards and the goals of the European Green Deal for 2050: its emissions do not exceed 250 kg of CO 2 per ton of steel.
In addition, gross emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere decreased 2.5 times, gas consumption - 8 times.
Interpipe Steel is equipped with a modern dust and gas cleaning system according to European standards. Dust formed during steel smelting settles on filters and then granulates.
The plant also built a closed water supply cycle, thanks to which industrial discharges do not enter the Dnieper River. Moreover, due to the dog-house protective casing around the electric oven, the noise level complies with European standards.
Denis Morozov, Director for Finance and Economics, Interpipe:
- 9 years ago INTERPIPE invested about a billion dollars in the construction of a new metallurgical plant in accordance with the strictest European environmental standards. Then the issue of environmental modernization of industry was not as acute as it is now. But our example proves that decarbonization of industry is possible in Ukraine. Each investment project can and should have both economic and environmental components. You can not only dream of a European path, but also build Europe in Ukraine yourself.
About the company:
Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company's products are supplied to more than 80 countries of the world through a network of sales offices located in key markets of the CIS, the Middle East, North America and Europe. In 2019, Interpipe sold 798 thousand tons of finished products, including 203 thousand tons of railway products. Railway products are sold under the KLW brand.
Interpipe employs 11 thousand people. In 2019, the Company transferred UAH 3.25 billion to the budgets of all levels.