PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works is implementing environmental initiatives with support by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has performed an inspection of the coking and by-product facilities at Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) as part of implementation of an environmental program for reduction of dust and gas emissions from the Coke Plant.
The key priority of MMK’s environmental policy is implementation of measures included in the Clean Air program, which is part of the Ecology national project and the Clean City strategic initiative.
Within 2018 to 2025, the budget of MMK for implementation of environmental initiatives will exceed 38 billion rubles. By 2025, it is going to ensure many-fold reduction of the most hazardous contaminant emissions.
An action plan aimed at improvement of the environmental performance of the coking and by-product facilities is part of MMK’s investment program. To this end, a comprehensive upgrade will be implemented at the Coke Plant within the next few years.
The objective of the above inspection was to review the condition of production facilities – coke oven batteries, service machines, by-product units, quenching systems, coal and coke handling facilities – with regard to process performance and environmental impact to assess the current situation and provide recommendations for maintenance and repair, identify the optimization potential and additional environmental protection measures.
As part of the inspection, apart from required measurements and review of documents provided by MMK and visual examination, drone technologies were used for real-time diagnostics of production facilities in hard-to-reach areas.
The inspection results and expert review of the drone survey will be summarized in a report currently being elaborated by specialists of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. Furthermore, recommendations will be issued with regard to urgent and long-term measures for maintaining and extending the lifetime of coke oven batteries and other production facilities, as well as suggestions will be made for improvement of the company’s environmental performance.
MMK appreciates the importance of the work performed on inspection of the coking and by-product facilities. Continuous reduction of the adverse impact on the environment and introduction of best available technologies are critical elements of the company’s corporate strategy.
MMK is one of the world's largest steel producers and a leading Russian metals company. The company's operations in Russia include a large steel-producing unit encompassing the entire production chain, from the preparation of iron ore to downstream processing of rolled steel. MMK turns out a broad range of steel products with a predominant share of high-value-added products. In 2018, the company produced 12.7 million tonnes of crude steel and 11.7 million tonnes of commercial steel products. MMK Group had sales in 2018 of USD 8,214 million and EBITDA of USD 2,418 million.
About thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
The Industrial Solutions business area of thyssenkrupp is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Our company supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. Combining more than 140 years of experience, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions is a market leader in coke plant technologies. The plant engineering and construction specialist has continuously developed solutions to make coke production more efficient and sustainable. These include, for example, technologies for the reduction of emissions like nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx) and aromatic compounds as well as solutions to lower both investment and operating costs. In recent years, thyssenkrupp continued its developments to optimize the cleaning of coke oven gas in order to facilitate the cogeneration of clean by-products such as hydrogen, sulfur derivatives and aromatic hydrocarbons.