In support of the Forum's business program, an exhibition is organized where the latest environmental technologies and equipment are exhibited. Among the exhibitors there is the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, whose delegation at the forum was headed by the General Director of PJSC MMK Pavel Shilyaev. At the Magnitka stand, guests of the forum can familiarize themselves with the environmental activities of PJSC MMK, learn about the largest implemented environmental projects, as well as new environmental complexes being built as part of the mill's investment program.
So, over the past five years, as part of the company's environmental strategy, such large environmental facilities have been commissioned as a new sulfur trapping unit No. 2 in the sinter shop, a gas cleaning unit for a twin-shaft steelmaking unit No. 32 in the electric steel-making shop, foundry yards and bunker rooms of blast furnaces Nos. 1, 2, 9, 10; dividing dam with culverts, which made it possible to switch to a closed circulating water supply system. A breakthrough project was the new sinter plant No. 5, equipped with the most modern environmental facilities. Its commissioning made it possible to decommission the outdated sinter plant No. 4.
The total investments of PJSC MMK in environmental protection during this period amounted to more than 24 billion rubles. Thanks to them, gross emissions into the atmosphere were reduced by almost 15 thousand tons per year. In addition, the discharge of industrial wastewater into the Magnitogorsk reservoir was stopped.
Significant environmental investments planned in the coming years will further reduce the anthropogenic load on the environment. In particular, a complex of a new coke oven battery No. 12 will be built, the start-up of which will allow decommissioning 5 old coke oven batteries and reduce gross emissions by 11 350 tons per year. In addition, in the by-product coke plant, a shop for catching and processing chemical products and a biochemical plant will be reconstructed, which will increase the efficiency of coke oven gas treatment by 20%, reduce emissions of hydrocarbons from coke production by three times, and will significantly improve wastewater treatment at a biochemical plant.
In addition, a new blast furnace No. 11 will be built, which will allow the decommissioning of three old blast furnaces and thereby reduce gross emissions by 6,600 tons per year; Reconstruction of gas-cleaning plants of the steel-making processing with the utilization of converter gas will be carried out, measures will continue to reclaim disturbed lands, plant greenery in Magnitogorsk, as well as preserve and increase biodiversity in the Chelyabinsk region.
The XII International Forum "Ecology" is held on May 24-25 at the Moscow World Trade Center. The organizer of the event is ANO "Public Forum" Ecology ", the public council of which is headed by Nikolai Valuev, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection. The Forum is held with the support and participation of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources, and other relevant ministries and departments.
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