ММК completes reconstruction of sulphur capture systems
OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works ("MMK") today announces that it has completed reconstruction of sulphur capture systems (SCS) designed for removing sulphur compounds and fine dust from sinter gases at the second sinter plant. The total investment into the project was RUB 3,814 mln. In 2016, air emissions were reduced by 3,522 tonnes
The reconstruction included construction of a complex of dust and gas capturing units, which processes the full volume of sinter gases removing sulphur compounds and fine dust. The complex includes three cleaning systems, each comprising high-efficiency equipment – electric filter and scrubber/absorber (with 10m diameter and 30m height) with three-tier sprinkling system which disperses absorbing solution. The SCS at the second sinter plant has degree of purification of up to 95% for sulphur dioxide.
The first three capture systems were launched in 2015 and 2016. In the late February 2017, the final stage of the underground channel reconstruction (designed to transfer all sinter gases from the second sinter plant to SCSs for clean-up) was completed.
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 complex 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 2016, the company produced 12.5 million tonnes of crude steel and 11.6 million tonnes of commercial steel products. MMK Group had sales in 2015 of USD 5,630 million and EBITDA of USD 1,956 million.