As part of the city program "More than Steel", Metinvest Group helped to reconstruct the right side of the city pier. The Ilyich Iron and Steel Works ensured the supply of the necessary building materials, and the specialists of the Metinvest-Promservice repair enterprise carried out the restoration of the pier foundation. This is a joint project with the municipality worth UAH 26.7 million, of which UAH 13.5 million was financed by the company.
To restore the foundation of the western side of the pier, the Ilyich Iron and Steel Works manufactured and delivered almost 34 tons of hot and cold rolled sheets. He also handed over the fittings and electrodes, concrete, paints and varnishes, solvents, plastic wrap, cement, quartz sand, etc., necessary for the performance of the work.
“Following the left side of the pier, Metinvest Group helped the city to reconstruct the right side. Now the pier of the city water sports complex has become an integral, modern and comfortable place for recreation of Mariupol residents of all generations, ”said Taras Shevchenko, General Director of Ilyich Ilyich Steel Plant of Metinvest Group.
As with the work on the left side of the pier, Metinvest-Promservice employees dismantled old structures and concrete. We assembled and installed reinforcing nets and embedded elements for framing the base of the pier, completed a concrete screed. The retaining wall was restored from the side of the recreation area - the frame was welded, the formwork was installed and the wall was concreted. To carry out the work, they used compact, but at the same time powerful, special equipment of the enterprise - a Jekko mini-crane and a Caterpillar forklift.
“We started work on the pier in April. The commissioning of the object was planned for September, but thanks to the correct organization and well-coordinated work, it was possible to complete the work earlier. Thus, we made a gift to the city on the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine ", - said the acting. Andrey Zhuk, CEO of Metinvest-Promservice.
After restoring the pier base, city council contractors covered the concrete surface with synthetic deck planks, secured a new railing with mounted lights, and set up benches with trash cans. We created lounge zones and installed a bathroom with an automatic access system.
“It is important for Metinvest Group that employees and their families live in a comfortable city. A city with a high level of medicine, education and a comprehensively developed infrastructure. And today we have witnessed how, thanks to the joint investments of the company and the city authorities, our city continues to transform. Now Mariupol residents have one more location where they can relax with loved ones or arrange a romantic date, organize a photo session or just feed the seagulls, ”said Enver Tskitishvili, General Director of the Azovstal Metallurgical Plant of Metinvest Group.
The mayor of Mariupol, Vadim Boychenko, in turn, thanked Metinvest Group for partnering assistance and told what changes to the pier await the townspeople next year.
“Two years ago one could dream of such a transformation of the pier. But thanks to the reliable support of the Metinvest Group, any, even the most ambitious, projects are within our reach. And the proof of this is the opening of centers for the provision of administrative services, IT hubs, the renovation of kindergartens, schools and hospitals, and even the construction of the first residential building in Ukraine made of metal structures. And here, on the pier, next year we will continue to improve the territory and carry out the reconstruction of the main building of the water sports complex, ”said the mayor of Mariupol.