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Ural Steelís thermal power plant marks 70 years of uninterrupted electricity and heat supply

6 November 2020

Ural Steel (part of Metalloinvest) celebrated the anniversary of its thermal power plant, one of the enterpriseís most important support units. The thermal power plant has been supplying the enterprise and residential areas of Novotroitsk with uninterrupted electricity, steam and hot water for 70 years now.

To mark the milestone, 60 specialists and ten long-service employees of the thermal power plant were awarded certificates of merit and bonuses for their contribution to the development of the thermal power plant.

The thermal power plant operates as a waste utilisation plant for coke and blast furnace gas from Ural Steel. Since 1950, it has produced over 76 mn MW of energy. During the heating season, almost half of the heat generated by the thermal power plant is consumed by local residents. The thermal power plant provides steam for the technological process of the main subdivisions of the plant, compressed air for blast furnaces and purified water for secondary energy plants. Ural Steelís own energy capacities allow it to efficiently use available fuel and energy resources and ensure the enterpriseís energy independence in this area.

Sergey Churilov, Head of the Thermal Power Plant at Ural Steel, said: "Ural Steel's energy business is a huge system spanning many kilometres of power and heating networks, dozens of substations, generating devices and sources of various types of energy resources. Ensuring their stable operation in supplying electricity, steam and hot water to Ural Steelís production facilities is an important task for the plantís staff of 230. Key tasks also include the organisation of accounting and energy efficiency, process automation and reconstruction of generating units.Ē

Metalloinvest's large-scale thermal power plant modernisation project is an important component of Ural Steel's comprehensive development programme. Over the past ten years, the feed pipelines of the medium pressure units of both boilers have been reconstructed, the main steam pipelines of the main high-pressure boilers have been renovated, the main steam pipelines of the communication collectors have been replaced, and a Siemens SST-600 turbine has been installed in place of the VKV-22 steam turbine. Last year, the first stage of reconstruction of the water purification facility #3 was completed.

Currently, the thermal power plant is preparing to launch new high-efficiency medium pressure boilers. Equipment installation is nearing completion, and some units are undergoing hydraulic testing. Their launch will improve the company's energy efficiency while reducing energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and equipment maintenance costs.

Anton Troshin

Anton Troshin

Corporate Communications Director
Tel.: +7 (495) 981-55-55

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