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MMK Saves Half a Billion Ruble through Energy Efficiency Improvements

Steel News - Published on Thu, 20 Feb 2020

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The total economic effect from the implementation of projects to improve energy efficiency of production processes at Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works in 2019 amounted to around RUB 500 million. These substantial results were achieved thanks to MMK's efforts to improve energy efficiency at all levels of the industrial site. One of the most notable areas was the introduction of rationalisation proposals: during the year, through the Energy Management Platform app, the Company's employees submitted 921 proposals, 298 of which were implemented as projects with an expected economic effect of RUB 208 million. Also in 2019, six low-budget high-performance projects (baby-capex) were implemented, the planned effect of which is a total of RUB 175 million.

In addition, last year, work continued to fulfil the Company’s obligations under contracts for the provision of energy services. In particular, the economic impact of the project to install frequency converters on pumps at MMK's central power station amounted to RUB 1.5 million for the year, introduction of an automated control system for the smoke exhauster drives of the converter gas utilization system for the oxygen-converter shop created an economic effect of RUB 85.3 million and replacement of the ceiling lighting in the rolling shops had an economic impact of RUB 4.3 million.

MMK has implemented an energy management system (EnMS) which is certified for compliance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 50001:2011. In September 2019, MMK's EnMS successfully passed a re-certification audit in accordance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 50001:2011 and received a certificate from TÜV International Certification (Germany) which is valid for a 3-year period. The scope of application of MMK's EnMS was expanded to cover all production processes at the plant.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 20 Feb 2020
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