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Ukrainian pipe manufacturer Centravis invests more than UAH 140 million in eco-modernization

Ukraine / Ferrous metallurgy

Centravis, one of the world's largest manufacturers of seamless stainless steel pipes, located in Nikopol, unites the pipe-pressing and pipe-drawing shops, which until 2000 were part of the Nikopol Yuzhnotrubny Plant (NYTZ).

Ukrainian pipe manufacturer Centravis invests more than UAH 140 million in eco-modernization

The Nikopol pipe plant "Centravis" has started the implementation of several large-scale programs for the environmental modernization of the enterprise. In particular, a comprehensive reconstruction of the section for chemical processing of pipes will be carried out, the construction of a reagent treatment system for acid wastewater, as well as the transition to autonomous modular boiler houses. The total investment will amount to over UAH 140 million.

The press service of the company said that concern for the environment is part of the Evolutionary Path of Centravis. In this regard, the company has developed and is actively implementing a number of environmental programs that will help reduce the impact on the environment.

One of the main environmental goals of Centravis is to eliminate the use of energy-intensive alkaline melt by radically changing the technology of chemical processing of seamless pipes.

To this end, the company has signed a contract for the supply of a new pickling bath, which will allow in the near future to introduce an innovative technology for chemical pipe treatment. The installation of the new bath is planned for the first half of this year. Also, within the framework of this program, a comprehensive reconstruction of the entire chemical processing section of pipes will be carried out, including a complete repair of the ventilation system. The cost of the entire complex of measures within the framework of this project will amount to more than 70 million hryvnia.

Another equally important environmental program is the construction of a reagent acid wastewater treatment system.

It is planned that the system will be built by 2022. The project cost will be over UAH 45 million. Its implementation will make it possible to increase the standard of wastewater treatment, sell sludge obtained in the process of wastewater treatment for recycling, start recycling of treated water with its reuse as process water for the needs of the reagent plant.

In addition, in 2021, Centravis will switch to autonomous modular boiler houses and abandon the centralized supply of steam and heating. This will make production more energy efficient. The company will reduce CO 2 emissions by 140 tons /month, and will also allow the company to reduce CO 2 emissions by 140 tons /month. The expected cost of the project for the construction of modular boiler houses is about 25 million hryvnia.

“The teams of all projects are working with full dedication and almost every week we can see progress. We already see that we will be able to complete the main part of the work under the environmental program by the end of 2021. Centravis will continue to actively invest in environmental programs, since caring for the environment and the health of our employees will remain our focus in a long-term strategy based on the Evolutionary Path, ”said Tatiana Omelchenko, Strategic Planning Manager at Centravis.

Let us remind you that the Ukrainian company supplies seamless pipes to the European Union, the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the USA, India, Australia, Japan, Canada, and other regions and countries.

The production volume of the company at the end of 2020 amounted to 19.05 thousand tons. The volume of sales in the past year amounted to 19.8 thousand tons of pipes.

In 2020, Centravis delivered seamless pipes to 50 countries (from Australia to South Korea) for 523 customers.

Among the key customers of Centravis in 2020 are Buhlmann Group (Germany, pipe sales), Damstahl GmbH (Denmark, service company), ThyssenKrupp (Germany, production and sales of steel products), ELVINOX S.r.l. (Italy, sales of steel products), Allied Stainless Group Inc. (USA, service company).

Centravis is one of the world's largest manufacturers of seamless stainless pipes. The company was founded in 2000. Production facilities are located in Nikopol (Dnepropetrovsk region). Centravis is one of the world's top 10 players, supplies products to Thyssenkrupp, BMW, Alstom, Linde, Samsung, Volkswagen and other companies. The company employs over 1,400 employees.

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