19/12/2008

NLMK upgrades industrial water supply system in Lipetsk (Russia)

This will allow the Company to halve river water consumption, reduce waste water discharge into the river Voronezh by 10 times and achieve the best environmental indicators among Russian iron and steel companies.

The reduced environmental impact has been achieved due to the construction of a cascade of new pump stations with pipelines and redirection of part of the industrial waste water previously discharged to the municipal waste water treatment facilities. As part of the upgrading process, two river-side pump stations have been refurbished. Incorporation of an additional stand-alone reservoir enables reuse of treated industrial discharge instead of fresh river water.

The project is worth over RUR600 million and has been implemented as part of Phase II of NLMK Technical Upgrade Program.