NLMK Lipetsk, NLMK Group’s flagship production site, has embarked on the development of project documentation and site preparation for the construction of a new recovery power plant running on by-product gases from steelmaking operations.
The power plant will have a capacity of 300 MW. NLMK Group plans to invest 35 million rubles into the project.
The project will enable a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) by 650,000 tons per year. The construction of a new recovery power plant running on by-product gases from steelmaking operations is in line with industry BAT’s and advances the objective of Russia’s national Clean Air initiative as part of The Environment project.
Approximately 50% of all energy consumed at NLMK is generated using secondary resources. Blast furnace gas and coke gas, by-products of blast furnace and coke oven battery operations, are used as fuel.
In 2019 NLMK Lipetsk energy self-sufficiency was around 64%. Following the launch of the new recovery power plant this indicator will increase to 95%. (NLMK/Ukrainian metal)