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ArcelorMittal Ostrava set up 8 new boiler rooms worth CZK 95 million at its plant in Frýdek-Místek

Ostrava, 5 May 2017 – ArcelorMittal Ostrava has finalised the modernisation of the heating plant worth CZK 95 million at its Frýdek-Místek Rolling Mill. The central heating plant that had been combusting black coal has been replaced by eight modern boiler rooms powered by natural gas. This leads to a significant decrease in emissions, noise pollution and the amount of the waste generated. A trial run started at the beginning of May.

‘’Modernisation of the heating plant is chiefly a greening project as it will significantly decrease emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide as well as dust. It will also lead to improved competitiveness of the whole company,” says Ivo Chmelík, Director of Plant 17- Rolling Mills Frýdek-Místek of ArcelorMittal Ostrava.

Thanks to the new technology, the plant in Frýdek-Místek will be able to comply with the stringent emission limits set by both Czech and European legislation with a huge reserve. The heating plant originally produced annual emissions of 200 tonnes of sulphur oxides, 45 tonnes of nitrogen oxides, 25 tonnes of carbon monoxide and 1 tonne of dust. The newly installed boiler rooms will have nearly zero emissions of sulphur oxides and dust thanks to the combustion of natural gas. Nitrogen and carbon monoxide emissions will decrease to one fifth.

Shutting down the coal-powered heating plant, which represented a significant source of noise coming from smokestack ventilation, has led to decrease in noise levels both on the company premises and the neighbouring areas. Further significant cuts are expected in waste management as the previously used boilers produced approximately 100 tonnes of fly ash and 6,000 tonnes of cinder. Seen from this perspective, the newly installed technologies are completely waste-free.

“Heat production will drop by 40% while we will keep our flexibility regarding heat and steam supply for our local plant. The investment will enable us to continue to manufacture electrical sheets, produce environmentally-friendly heat and cut costs at the same time,” summarized Libor Mikulec, Head of Services in the Rolling Mill.

The eight new boiler houses worth CZK 95 million have been installed on the premises of the Rolling Mills Frýdek-Místek by the ČEZ Energetické služby company. “ArcelorMittal is among the most important industrial companies in this country. We are happy to have been able to implement a contract that will enhance energy management modernisation with one of the most important plants of this company,“ says Libor Pastušek, CEO of ČEZ Energetické služby. “As customary in our company, the client does not need to care about anything. We have delivered a turnkey project – starting with project preparation, through obtaining the necessary licences up to setting the technology into operation.”

ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s. is part of the world’s largest steel and mining group ArcelorMittal. Annually it produces over 2 million tonnes of steel, which is mainly used in construction and machinery. It is the biggest manufacturer of road safety barriers and the only producer of grain-oriented steel sheets in the Czech Republic. Besides the domestic market the company delivers its products to more than 40 countries around the world. ArcelorMittal Ostrava and its subsidiaries employ over 7 000 people. In 2016 average income was CZK 35 104. As a result of the completion of a range of above-standard greening technologies the company produces its products with the minimum possible environmental footprint. To contribute to making a more sustainable future possible, the company has set 10 sustainable development outcomes. The progress on each of the outcomes is reported on the Annual Review. The sole shareholder is ArcelorMittal S.A.

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Gas steam boiler room for the Cold Rolling mill production lines, Boilers K1, K2, K3 – providing 2,837 kWt each

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Gas heat line boiler room of the Cold Rolling Mill shop, Boilers K4 – 1,000 kWt, K5 – 2,500 kWt, K6 – 2,500 kWt

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