In three years, under its project to exchange secondary gases with Zaporozhkoks, Zaporizhstal has decreased natural gas consumption by 240 million cubic meters.
In 2016 the company modernized the gas pipeline and gas machinery at Zaporozhkoks. This allowed switching to the use of coke-blast furnace and natural-blast furnace gas mixes in rolling shops, resulting in the savings of some 1.4 billion UAH.
Moreover, the coke gas, received from Zaporozhkoks, was used to produce electricity at the local plant. Since 2016 Zaporizhstal has produced 38 million kW-h, thus saving over 140 million UAH on electricity purchase. (Ukrainian metal)