In June of 2015, the increase of production figures at PJSC “Zaporizhstal” was noted: iron production volume increased by 25,3%, steel production — by 9 %, and rolled stock production — by 8,9% in comparison with the same period of 2014.
337,1 thousand tonnes of iron, 350,7 thousand tonnes of steel and 297,0 tonnes of rolled stock were produced in June of 2015.
|Index description||Unit of measurement
|| June of 2014
||June of 2015
|| June of 2015 to June of 2014, thousand tonnes
||June of 2015 to June of 2014%
|Iron production volume||thousand tons||269,0||337,1||68,1||125,3|
|Steel production volume||thousand tons||321,8||350,7||28,9||109,0|
|Rolled stock production volume||thousand tons||272,7||297,0||24,4||108,9|
1797,6 thousand tonnes of iron, 1945,3 thousand tonnes of steel, 1677,4 thousand tonnes of rolled stock were produced January through June of 2015.
|Index description||Unit of measurmement
||January-June of 2014
||January-June of 2015
||January-June of 2015 to January-June of 2014, thousand tonnes
|| January-June of 2015 to January-June of 2014, %
|Iron production volume||thousand tons||1642,4||1797,6||155,2||109,4|
|Steel production volume||thousand tons||1941,2||1945,3||4,1||100,2|
|Rolled stock production volume||thousand tons||1682,1||1677,4||– -4,7||99,7|
The increase in production in June 2015 (compared to the same period of 2014) due to the introduction into oper-ation after a large-scale modernization of the blast furnace (blast furnace №4) with the installation of aspiration systems Stock house assembling the cast house and trestle. Total investment in the project amounted to about 600 million USD.
Recall that the blast furnace №4 is equipped with modern high-efficiency dust and gas cleaning plant, provides dust concentration at the outlet 20 mg/m3, which corresponds to the strictest international standards. Aspiration systems work on the blast furnace №4 reduces emissions at 25% of dust emissions plant. The reconstruction project of the blast furnace 4 is part of a tripartite agreement signed between JSC “Zaporizhstal”, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine and Zaporizhzhya Regional Council.