MMK invests RUB 2.8 bln into Environmental Programme in 2015
In total, MMK completed 54 initiatives aimed at mitigating its environmental impact in 2015. Another 14 initiatives continued into 2016.
In 2015, MMK reduced total emissions of air pollutants by 13,800 tonnes or 6.3% year-on-year, and total volumes of discharge into water facilities by 12,800 tonnes or 14.2% year-on-year. Waste reused in sinter burden amounted to 2.25 mln tonnes. 11 mln tonnes of slag was processed into 940,00 tonnes of iron-bearing burden material, while shipments of crushed stone and granulated slag to customers reached around 1.6 mln tonnes.
Key environmental initiatives completed in 2015 included reconstruction of sulphur capture system No. 4 at sintering plant, reconstruction of sludge depository No. 2, and reconstruction of coke gas refrigeration cycle unit No. 1. A large-scale reconstruction of sulphur capture system No. 2 is currently underway.
*Average RUB/USD rate in 2015 was 60.9579 rubles per US dollar.