PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih at ArcelorMittal Academy hosted the scheduled round table devoted to fulfillment of steelmaking environment commitments and improvement of environment situation in Kriviy Rih. Among participants of the round table were representatives of local NGOs, environment activists, PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih administration, Trade union, Kriviy Rih Executive Committee of the City Council, deputies of environment commission and mass media.
During the meeting, management of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih informed about implementation of environment actions, including planned shutdown of twin-hearth furnace to shift it to the direct-flow operation, reconstruction of gas cleaning units of BOF No. 4 at BOF Shop, large-scale project on reconstruction of all gas cleaning plants applied in steel process.
The large-scale environment project on reconstruction of BOFs block 2 includes commissioning of BOF No. 4. The reconstruction was accompanied by construction of a new high-efficiency gas cleaning plant with compact two-step scrubber of SMS Siemag, which ensured compliance with the state standard on dust – below 50 mg/cubic meter and reduction of dust emissions by 91%. In addition, it provides combustion of BOF gas on flare stack, enabling to reduce CO emissions by 90%.
Currently, BOF-4 is at pre-commissioning stage. (AMKR/Ukrainian metal)