ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih will shut down one of its blast furnaces; two coking batteries and a sintering shop because they don’t correspond to the environmental directives of EU according to BAT.
“Ukraine has no BAT norms as yet, but AMKR European companies have already switched to them”, said the company environmental director Liana Maksimenko.
AMKR doesn’t meet dust pollution standards, so will have to monitor it.
Old coking batteries have very high pollution parameters, so they will be shut down. But this year AMKR will put a new one into operation (No. 6), with No. 5 following next year. But even new batteries will not meet EU environment standards, if BAT is introduced in Ukraine.
None of the 6 converters can be switched to dry cleaning. Blast furnaces are better off. No. 6 and No. 8 meet all the environmental standards after reconstruction. BF No. 9 will be reconstructed in 2019-2020.
For the past 10 years the company has invested 31.6 billion UAH into manufacture, including 4.3 billion UAH spent on environmental issues. (Ukrainian metal)