MMK Cuts Down on Energy Spending

12 September 2012 (09:27)

Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) completed its energy-saving projects in MMK Group’s departments and companies for the first half of 2012.

Every year, MMK implements a number of programs aimed at reducing the amount of energy resources spent: electric power, fuel, fire-fighting/drinking and manufacturing water, heating energy, and air products.

In the first half of the year, all the programs were fulfilled by 100% and in accordance with the schedules, MMK reports.

The energy-saving measures will result in over 4.5m kilowatt-hours or 14.5m RUR worth of savings by the end of the year. In 2011, savings only came to 4.4m kilowatt-hours. The energy-saving projects included replacing the traditional light bulbs with the energy-saving ones, doing away with the energy-inefficient equipment, and installing frequency inverters onto the DC electric drives of Pump Unit 2 engines.

As a result of the programs implemented in the first half of 2012, MMK will also save 3,296 tons of fuel, 2,518 gigacalories of heating energy, 675,000 m3 of compressed air and air products, 293,000 m3 of manufacturing water, and nearly 25,000 m3 of drinking water.

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