VIZ Steel enhances energy efficiency of production
In 2016, VIZ Steel (part of the NLMK Group) reduced electricity consumption volumes by 5.5 million kWh, thermal energy – by 4319.2 Gcal, natural gas – by 330.7 thou m3. as a result of implementing 22 activities of the comprehensive energy saving program. Thus, energy acquisition costs have decreased by 20.9 million rubles. The energy saving program included both investment projects on implementing new technologies, replacing outdated equipment, and local actions aimed at optimizing the use of energy resources in production processes.
In particular, lighting systems were modernized in production units – energy efficient lighting materials and motion sensors are used. At the water-supply and sewage treatment area outdated pumping equipment was renovated. In CR Shop, overaged transformers were replaced, the central heating system, heating units of heat-treatment lines, blowing units of the main drives of Mill 1300 coiler, etc. were repaired.
“VIZ Steel consistently implements the program of increasing production efficiency including the implementation of energy saving projects. The systemic work in the sphere of resource-saving resulted in the decrease of specific energy capacity of grain-oriented steel production by 18% for the last five years”, Executive Director, Stanislav Olkov, noted.