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Makiivka Branch completed hydraulic structures cleaning

26 June 2013

At Yenakiieve Steel Makiivka Branch, Metinvest Group, the extensive works of Mill 150 recycling water supply sumps cleaning have been completed. Reconstruction of hydraulic structures will enable the Branch to make maximum use of Mill water supply system as well as dispose rolling mill scrap with its further recovery. The cleaning costs amounted to UAH 2.2 mln.

During last 15 years such complete cleaning of Mill 150 hydraulic structures has been performed for the first time. Clarifier and spray ponds of the recycling water supply system were almost filled with fine scale. This was becoming a trouble for the smooth operation of recycling water supply system of the Mill.

“Rolling mill stands require constant and continuous cooling with treated water of the relevant temperature, - said Alexander Chudnovets, Director of Yenakiieve Steel Makiivka Branch - A large amount of scale prevented for water supply of relevant temperature to the Mill and could cause to emergency shutdowns of the units. Currently, due to the sumps cleaning, we will ensure the smooth work of our rolling specialists at any moment."

The whole amount of scale is passed for recycling for the further usage as a secondary raw material in Iron and Steel production. Thus, the sumps cleaning enabled the Branch to improve Rolling Mills efficiency as well as to make maximal use of production wastes and to

 reduce its arrangement in the environment.

The next reconstruction stage of Mill 150 hydraulic structures is the concrete bath top recovery. Additionally, it is planned to clean the suction chamber of stand-by pumps.

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Recycling water supply is a water supply system that provides multiplied recycling of the same water in processing. The use of recycling water supply system instead of direct flow enables to reduce significantly natural water consumption and environmental pollution. Recycling water supply system is the most advanced and cost-effective way to supply the Works with water, in which 95-98% of the overall amount of the consumed water is in recycling.

PJSC Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works, comprised of Yenakiieve Steel and its Makiivka branch, is a world leader in commercial billet production. The company produces cast billet, bar products and various section rolled products (beams, channels, angles, etc.) as well. Yenakiieve Steel is the only producer of shapes for elevator tracks within Ukraine. Yenakiieve Steel production performance for 2011 is as follows:  1,9 mln. tones of hot sinter, 2,3 mln. tones HM, 2,7 mln. tones of liquid steel, 2,6 mln. tones of rolled product.

Two up-to-date blast furnaces (BF No.3 and BF No.5) and first continuous casting machines (CCM) manufactured in Ukraine are operating at Yenakiieve Steel. In 2012 BF No.3 was acknowledged as the best industrial facility in Ukraine according to the competition by Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing of Ukraine.

For the second time Yenakiieve Steel implements, in Yenakiievo and Makiivka, which are towns of presence, social programme “We improve our town with our own hands”. The allocated funds amounted to USD 500 th. for 2011-2012.

In 2012 Yenakiieve Steel management and local authorities signed “Town-Works” social and economic development agreement, aimed to create comfortable living conditions for citizens.

Yenakiieve Steel is part of Metinvest Group’s Metallurgical Division.

METINVEST GROUP is an international vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies, managing every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. The Group comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network covering all key global markets. Metinvest’s strategic vision is to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, delivering sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles and providing investors with returns at above the industry benchmarks.

The major shareholders of the Company METINVEST B.V. (a holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25% ownership) and Smart-Holding (23.75% ownership) partnering in Company’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.

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