A government delegation visited Mechel's Chelyabinsk enterprises
Chelyabinsk, Russia - January 29, 2021 - Mechel Group (MOEX: MTLR, NYSE: MTL), a leading Russian the mining and metallurgical company informs about the visit of the Mechel Group enterprises in Chelyabinsk by a delegation headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko. Mechel PAO's General Director Oleg Korzhov took a tour of the production sites of the Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Combine and Mechel-Coke Plant and spoke about the company's environmental measures within the framework of the Clean Air federal project of the Ecology national project.
The delegation includes: Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation and Environment Murad Kerimov, Head of Rosprirodnadzor Svetlana Radionova, Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region Alexei Teksler.
The delegation inspected the production of Mechel -Coke". In recent years, the plant has reconstructed two benzene sections, a pitch-coke block and two coke oven batteries. The nearest plans of the plant are optimization of coke oven batteries operation, reconstruction of coke shop №1. All the events held meet the requirements of the best available technologies (BAT).
Further, the delegation headed by Victoria Abramchenko visited the oxygen-converter shop of the Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant. The guests examined the converter # 1, updated in 2020. The unit was actually rebuilt, equipped with a modern three-stage gas cleaning system, which minimizes emissions during steelmaking.
Victoria Abramchenko appreciated Mechel's work in fulfilling the environmental plan and noted the importance of continuing its implementation. In accordance with the objectives of the federal project "Clean Air" in 2019, the company signed a four-way agreement with the Ministry of Ecology of Russia, Rosprirodnadzor and the governor of the Chelyabinsk region to reduce the impact on the atmosphere. On January 28, 2021, Mechel signed another environmental agreement with Governor Alexey Teksler, under which it took on additional obligations to reduce emissions of pollutants. Thus, following the implementation of the planned measures to reduce the impact on the atmosphere, the company is implementing a program with a total funding of about 13 billion rubles, which will reduce emissions by more than 15 thousand tons per year.
“Yesterday the company signed an environmental agreement with the governor of the region, now it is necessary for the modernization program of the enterprise to meet the ambitious goals of the state program "Clean Air" And the state should think about tax and other support measures in order to quickly implement this task. Together we will go through all the points and milestones in the implementation of this program. Our task is not to stop production, but to preserve it, providing it with the best available technologies from the point of view of ecology, "- said Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko.
" The company has been implementing environmental measures at its Chelyabinsk enterprises since joining the Mechel Group in 2001. We systematically and non-stop modernizing all equipment along the technological chain and always pay great attention to reducing the impact of production on the environment. Since 2001, investments have already amounted to 79 billion rubles, of which 10 billion rubles - only in the environmental part of equipment modernization. In the next few years, about 13 billion rubles will be invested in environmental measures. Today we showed the government delegation the modernized production sites and those that are awaiting renewal. We are grateful to the government for the attention to our work and the offer of support to accelerate the implementation of our environmental programs - this is our common goal, ”said Oleg Korzhov, Mechel PAO General Director.
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