Ukraine: Azovstal shuts down converter No. 2

Azovstal has shut down its converter No. 2 for an 8-hour repair to service gas-purifying equipment.

A month ago the converter was also shut down to repair technological equipment, sensors, etc.

Within the following 4 years Azovstal intends to invest over $300 million into environment-protection projects. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Azovstal, Mariupol Ilyich, Zaporozhogneupor and Zaporozhkoks CEO offices extended

The supervisory boards of Azovstal, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, Zaporozhogneupor and Zaporozhkoks, all parts of Metinvest, have extended the offices of their CEO – Enver Tskitishvili, Taras Shevchenko, Sergey Gorman and Vitaly Litovka respectively – for one more year. The decisions were taken on April 2. The offices have been prolonged from April…

Ukraine: Azovstal machinery modernized with the help of 3D-modelling

ASRZ LLC is modernizing electric filters of the gas-purifying machine at converters Nos. 1 and 2 of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. The company produces metal structures, while Dneproenergostal supplies electric equipment. “To create parts and joints of the future filter body ASRZ has developed designs using 3D-models of the whole unit. 3D-modelling helps avoid…

Ukraine: Azovstal to reconstruct BF3

Azovstal has presented a project to reconstruct the blast furnace No. 3 to decrease pollution by 80%.

The blast furnace will be completely reconstructed to allow it operating on the pulverized coal fuel. Thus the company will save gas and decrease environment pollution.

The investments in the project will total 2 billion UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Mariupol works decrease buffer zone

In 2018 the Atmosphera mobile environment laboratory will be working on weekends and holidays and will increase its route. According to the city council people’s deputy and the chairman of the social protection, health protection and ecology commission Maxim Borodin, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal have considerably decreased their buffer zones, thus…

Ukraine: railroad transportation for Mariupol metal works not enough

In October the state enterprise Ukrzaliznytsia intends to increase throughput of the railroad route Kamysh-Zarya – Volnovakha to 19 pairs of cargo trains per day. Previously the route was not used for transportation, but after the military activities in Donbass started, it became the main route for iron ore raw materials delivery to Mariupol Ilyich…

Ukraine: Azovstal blows up blast furnace

Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has initiated explosion works to disassemble a blast furnace.

“The blast furnace No. 3 disassembly is carried out within the reconstruction project”, the company informed.

Azovstal specialists have developed a set of health, labor and fire safety rules. (Ukrainian metal)