MMK Wins Priority 2019 Award

2 December 2019 (17:04)

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, December 2, 2019. Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) won the national import substitution Priority 2019 Award, MMK's Information & PR Department reports.

'The company won the Priority Metallurgy Award for launching its new Sintering Plant 5 in the course of a solemn ceremony attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 19, 2019,' the company says.

Sintering Plant 5 relies on the best available techniques and can produce up to 5,500,000,000 kg of sintered ore with enhanced iron content a year, which will provide MMK's blast furance facilities with even better quality raw materials and will boost the sintering and blast furnace departments' overall efficiency.

The launch of the new sintering plant has meant MMK could shut down the obsolete equipment at Sintering Plant 4; as a result, the plant's dust emissions dropped by two times, its sulphur dioxide emissions by four times, and its benzopyrene emissions by 16 times, which improved the quality of air in Magnitogorsk considerably.

The city's air pollution index dropped down to 7.62 in the nine months of 2019, which is Magnitogorsk's all-time low at the moment. The city was taken off the list of most air-polluted cities earlier, which was mentioned in the Russian Ministry for Natural Resources & Environment's report.

This is the fourth time MMK has won the Priority Award; last year, the award was given for SteelArt, the company's rolled metal goods with polymeric coating made at Lysva Metallurgical Plant; in 2017, the award was given for upgrading the company's facilities for making high-quality rolled zinc-coated goods, and in 2016, the award was given for the development and launch of the highly durable and wear-resistant MAGSTRONG steels.

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