ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih will continue the environmental modernization of its converter shop. The company has signed a contract with Danieli Corus (the Netherlands) for the reconstruction of gas cleaning installations of converters Nos. 1-3.
Updating gas cleaning of all six converters is one of the key environmental projects of the plant, the total cost of which will exceed $135 million. Of this the company has already invested $65 million in converters Nos. 4-6: in 2015-2017 new gas cleaning equipment by SMS Siemag German company was installed. Besides, the water cooling system of the exhaust converter gas at these three converters was switched to a closed cycle, thanks to this it was possible to reduce the consumption of chemically purified water and electricity several-fold.
Similar projects will be implemented at the converters Nos. 1-3. For them it is planned to install new gas cleaning in 2021-2022, the company will invest another $70 million. After that, dust emissions from all six converters will be less than 50 mg/cubic meters, which will help to reduce the environmental load.
At the moment, Danieli Corus is developing the basic engineering of the project, its representatives have already held technical negotiations with the specialists of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, and they have sent a package of documentation for consideration. Directly in the converter shop, the specialist of the supplier company has already started working and a permanent workplace has been defined for him. Next year Danieli Corus will begin preparing detailed engineering. The supply of equipment for the first of three gas treatment plants is scheduled for January 2021. A stop for the reconstruction of the first of the three converters is planned for the end of 2021. (AMKR/Ukrainian metal)