EVRAZ To Direct RUB 6.3bn to Environmental Projects in 2019-2024

7 June 2019 (09:16)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, June 7, 2019. EVRAZ Holding intends to direct over RUB 6.3bn to environmental projects as part of the National Environment Project in 2019-2024, EVRAZ Holding Ural’s Corporate Communications Center reports.

The agreement to this effect was signed by EVRAZ Senior Vice President for Commerce & Business Development Alexei Ivanov, Russia’s Minister for Natural Resources & the Environment Dmitry Kobylkin, Governor of Sverdlovsk Region Evgeny Kuivashev, and Governor of Kemerovo Region Sergey Tsivilev at Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.

‘Under the terms of the agreement, the company will keep launching the best available techniques at its metallurgical enterprises to reduce its environmental impact even further. For one, the holding’s member enterprises EVRAZ NTMK and EVRAZ ZSMK have been switching to final cooling of coke gas in a closed heat-exchange system in order to reduce its chemical and coke production’s emissions. Also, EVRAZ ZSMK is getting a new sulphur-filtering facility for its sintering plant in order to reduce its sulphur dioxide emissions (the byproduct of iron ore processing). EVRAZ NTMK is getting its Blast Furnace 6 reconstructed with up-to-date dust- and gas-filtering facilities that are similar to the ones used in the plant’s newest and most advanced Blast Furnace 7,’ the company says.

‘EVRAZ Holding has always been very responsible in its use of natural resources and in managing its environmental impact, as well as the impact it has on the life and health of its workers and the residents of towns where the holding’s member enterprises operate. Under the terms of the National Environment Project, EVRAZ intends to invest increasingly more in environmental projects and to contribute to making Russia’s core industrialized rerrirotires healthier places,’ says EVRAZ Senior Vice President for Commerce & Business Development Alexei Ivanov.

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