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Boiler K14 of TAMEH Czech has won the Award of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the Czech Energy and Environment Project 2016

Ostrava, November 22, 2017 - The Ostrava Energy company TAMEH Czech, which is part of the joint venture of the ArcelorMittal and Tauron groups, won the Prize of the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade in the Czech Energy and Environment Project 2016 yesterday thanks to its boiler K14, which is part of the heating plant at ArcelorMittal Ostrava. The CZK 1.8 billion boiler, replacing four oldest coal boilers, is the biggest single investment in modernizing the steelworks over the last twenty years.

The fluid 1 boiler K14, commissioned late last year, is 54 meters tall and is hung on a steel structure weighing over 1200 tonnes. The boiler has a high guaranteed efficiency that exceeds 92% at very low emissions: sulfur emissions reduced by 1000 tons and nitrogen emissions by 700 tons per year. The perfect fume extraction is ensured by a modern fabric filter. The boiler produces steam from black coal, which is, used for the production of electric energy, heat and compressed and ventilated air for the operations of ArcelorMittal Ostrava.

"We are delighted that our biggest project, and thus our long-term work and vision, have been awarded. K14 is an exceptional technological innovation and investment, but also a contribution to the environment," said Kristina Červenková, CEO and chairwoman of the Czech-Polish Energy Holding TAMEH.

The main supplier of the K14 boiler was the Finnish company Valmet, and local Gascontrol, Ridera, RPS and others were also involved in the construction.

Interests on the K14 fluid boiler:

• the largest single investment in the ironmonger since the 1990s (CZK 1.8 billion)
• commencement of construction on December 15, 2014
• Height 54 meters
• The boiler is not standing on the ground but is hung on a steel structure weighing over 1200 tons
• The steel pressure part of the boiler weighs 1000 tons
• produces steam with the following technical parameters: 248 MWth, 89 kg / s, 104 bar, 525 ° C.

The Czech Energy and Ecological Project has been searching for and presenting projects, buildings, industrial plants, technologies and interesting innovations for the fifteenth year. The aim of the project is to increase energy efficiency and achieve energy savings in the Czech Republic, support for Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities, increase the competitiveness and development of the Czech industry and also improve the environment in local cities, towns and conurbations.

TAMEH Czech, formerly ArcelorMittal Energy Ostrava, is part of the Czech-Polish joint venture TAMEH Holding sp. z o.o. (Tauron ArcelorMittal Energy Holding), which brings together the Polish energy group Tauron and ArcelorMittal. Both companies have 50% of shares in the joint venture and engage in energy activities on both the Polish and Czech sides. The former power plant of the ArcelorMittal Ostrava power plant was earmarked for the Ostrava steelworks. It has a total installed boiler room output of 4335 t / h, the installed capacity of the plant is 254 MW. All the energy, combined with compressed and blowing air or steam, which is also produced for energy, is, used directly in the Ostrava power station. In the heating season, the energy industry also produces heat for residents of the Ostrava-South district. TAMEH Czech has 345 employees.

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.

1 Fluid boilers use the fluid bed combustion principle to create the conditions for uniform fuel burning throughout its volume. This allows for better fuel burning, high efficiency of the boiler, at lower combustion temperatures and while reducing the formation of harmful flue gases.

News release Barbora Černá Dvořáková - PR manager & Spokesperson >