Modern electric steelmelting complex Interpipe Steel, Dnipro, Dnipropetrovsk region
Interpipe Steel is the largest electric steelmaking complex for the production of round steel billets in Eastern Europe. The enterprise provides production of steel billet pipe and wheel production of the Interpipe company.
This is the first closed-loop metallurgical plant built in Ukraine “from scratch” during the years of Independence in Ukraine, put into operation in 2012. The amount of investment in its construction of the plant and joint ventures amounted to about 1 billion dollars USA.
The plant uses technologies of “green” metallurgy, which meets strict European standards: a closed cycle of the water supply system, a modern system of gas removal and gas purification, noise insulation system.
The launch of Interpipe Steel allowed the closure of obsolete, environmentally dirty open-hearth shops at Interpipe NTRP. As a result, CO2 emissions are reduced 10 times, natural gas consumption – 8 times. If Martin consumed about 145 m3 per ton of steel, Interpipe Steel consumed about 18 m3 per ton of steel.
The construction of Interpipe Steel was financed through the Italian export credit agency Sace. In cooperation with him, Interpipe was obliged to regularly verify compliance with European environmental requirements at each stage of the plant’s construction.
The environmental impact audit was performed exclusively by ESA’s European accredited partner, Fihtner. Even after the construction was completed, environmental inspectors from the European Union inspected Interpipe Steel for compliance with economic standards.
It is noteworthy that in the tourist center of Italy, the city of Udine (10 km from Venice), there is a metallurgical plant, which is an absolute analogue of “Interpipe Steel”. It does not scare away tourists and does not affect the environment.
Today, Interpipe’s investment portfolio is $ 100 million, of which most of the funds are directed to the implementation of such environmental projects as further reduction of CO2 and harmful substances, waste disposal, as well as improving energy efficiency.