12 October ‘18

MMK is building unique sinter plant

The new sintering machines will have an area of up to 300 sqm for each sintering belt, the height of each sintering layer will be 700 mm. For comparison, at Sinter Plant No. 4 (due to be decommissioned after the commissioning of Sinter Plant No. 5) the sintering area is 95.4 sqm with a sintering layer height of 280-290 mm. The upkeep of smalls (splinter factions of 0-5 mm) will be reduced from 10% to 5%.

Each sintering machine will be equipped with two electrostatic precipitators which are designed to clean dust off the sinters. In addition, the factory's environmental complex includes nine suction systems with filters and systems to recycle the sinter gases. There are also plans to build a facility for the dehydration of gypsum, as well as a system to collect and remove excess water from the industrial site to put into the sludge enrichment plant in the mining and processing factory No. 2.

“The new project will significantly reduce the factory’s negative impact on the environment: dust and sulfur dioxide emissions will be reduced by 490 and 3,280 tonnes per year, respectively,” said Victor Rashnikov, Chairman of MMK. “Moreover, suspended particles emissions to the circulating water supply system will be reduced by 600 tonnes per year. By reducing the harmful impact, the working conditions for factory workers will be significantly improved.”

The launch of the first sintering machine is scheduled for early February 2019 and the second machine for July 2019.

About MMK
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 2017, the company produced 12.9 million tonnes of crude steel and 11.6 million tonnes of commercial steel products. MMK Group had sales in 2017 of USD 7,546 million and EBITDA of USD 2,032 million.

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