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Avdiivka Coke installs unique eco-friendly equipment

6 February 2014

Metinvest Group's Avdiivka Coke was equipped with a catalytic afterburner to detoxify emissions in the coke-pitch department of the enterprise. Avdiivka Coke invested about UAH 6.3 million in the project.

This catalytic afterburner to detoxify emissions is one of the most modern. The principle of its operation is simple: gases are accumulated on catalyst layers where they get burned until they become non-hazardous. As a result, only safe elements remain in the air – water (Н2О) and carbon dioxide, like in carbonated water (CO2). The new equipment will help purify 93-99% of outgoing gases from the coke-pitch department of Avdiivka Coke. 

"Secondary substances that are discharged in the course of coke and chemical production can be harmful to the environment. But we are able to minimize the harmful effect," said Musa Magomedov, Avdiivka Coke's general director. "In 2013, Avdiivka Coke allocated about UAH 17 million for environmental protection measures, this year we are planning to devote over 55 million. “

The creator of this equipment was Vyacheslav Maykov. The first of these units was installed in Zaporizhya. According to the creator, today these aggregates have no analogues in the world and their use at all coke and chemical enterprises is recommended by the A. N. Marzeyeva Institute of Hygiene and Medical Ecology. 

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Avdiivka Coke Plant is Europe’s largest high-tech coking plant. The plant makes 31 types of products. It has customers in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Georgia, Belgium, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Egypt. Its key products are blast furnace coke, electrode pitch coke, and crude benzene. Avdiivka Coke makes 23% of Ukraine’s bulk coke. The plant produced 3.7 million tons of bulk coke (6% moisture content) in 2012. The plant runs eight coke oven batteries, with a designed capacity of 6.87 million tons of bulk coke per year. The enterprise is self-sufficient in terms of energy resources, including process steam, heating and electricity. Avdiivka Coke produces more than 50% of blast furnace coke with an advanced and environmentally friendly dry quenching process. Avdiivka Coke received a certificate for actively participating in the implementation of environmental policy at the regional level at the “Ecology in an Industrial Region” second international environmental forum by the National Environmental Protection Administration in Donetsk Oblast in 2012. Avdiivka Coke, together with the Shakhtar Football Club opened a football school for children in Avdiivka; the school currently has 60 students.

Metinvest Group is a vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies that manages every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. It has steel and mining production facilities in Ukraine, Europe and the US, as well as a sales network covering all key global markets. Its strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, delivering sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles and providing investors with returns above industry benchmarks. 

The Group reported revenue of USD 3.1 billion and an EBITDA margin of 15% in the first quarter of 2013.

The major shareholders of Metinvest B.V. (the holding company for Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart-Holding (23.75%), which partner in the Group’s management. 

Metinvest Holding, LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.