Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Uralvagonzavod to invest $50 million in green projects in Nizhny Tagil

Uralvagonzavod Scientific and Production Corporation announced recently its plan to invest more than $50 million into environmental projects for the region of Nizhny Tagil, where its head plant is located.

"We have been working on this for a number of years now, the corporation's head plant implemented 16 environmental protection projects last year, and the plant spent $1.5 million on this," the company said in a statement, according to Ural Business Consulting. "Among the largest projects were the reconstruction of filtering facilities with replacement of obsolete technologies for the new ones. This will both improve the environmental situation and provide Uralvagonzavod with recycled water that meets manufacturing water standards. The recycling of slag heap is another important project. [More than one trillion pounds] of metallurgical by-products were recycled last year alone."

As part of its air protection project, the company has assembled 33 SovPlim filtering units at its mechanical welding department, helping to reduce emissions of chrome. The company has also repaired gas purification facilities and filters, resulting in a 54.2 percent decrease in emissions fees last year.

"To enhance the efficiency of measures taken to reduce our negative impact on the environment of Nizhniy Tagil, Sverdlovsk Region Government set up the target figures for a reduction in emission volumes: a 28.3 percent decrease in atmospheric emissions by 2020, a 25.1 percent decrease in manufacturing water dumping, and a 39 percent decrease in the amount of solid waste," the statement said, Ural Business Consulting reports.