At the Dnieper Metallurgical Plant (DMK), it is planned to implement a project for the reconstruction of blast furnaces No. 9 and No. 1M. The DMK published the relevant documents about its intentions for the reconstruction, and developed a draft environmental impact assessment (EIA). Currently, according to the legislation, the process of public acquaintance with the project is underway.
The implementation of the project is a technical necessity to increase the service life of refrigeration plates, especially in the area of maximum thermal loads.
Yuri Bayrak, Head of the Environmental Protection Service, UPB DMK:
- What is the reconstruction itself? Cooling liquid is added in the form of chemically purified water, it does not boil, so this is a better cooling process. The maximum effect that we get from this is the high-quality operation of blast furnaces in the given technological parameters. The construction of a pumping station will reduce the negative impact on the environment, as there will be a closed cycle of water use. The operation of the system in a closed loop makes it possible to minimize the make-up of fresh service water to a minimum. That is, we will not take water from the Dnieper River.
The project provides for a large number of activities that will be carried out in two stages.
The implementation of the reconstruction project will begin, in particular, by starting the construction of a pumping station and changing the cooling technology with chemically purified water, only after the plant has received a conclusion to the project.
Recall that the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine yesterday completed the consideration of the case on granting permission to Metinvest BV for the indirect acquisition of DMK's assets. The sale takes place as part of the reorganization of the DMK and is necessary to prevent the liquidation of the enterprise. The companies belonging to the Metinvest group are among the creditors of DMK, whose claims were recognized in the bankruptcy case, the regulator said in a statement.