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Eco-project TMK nominated for the All-Russian award

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Expert tour to PNTZ as part of the participation of the TMK group of companies in the national award

The cost of the AQA project in Pervouralsk is more than half a billion rubles
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The AQA project, implemented at the Pervouralsk Novotrubny and Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plants (PNTZ and ChTPZ, part of the Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK)), became a participant in Russia’s largest environmental competition “ECOTECH-LEADER 2022”. The innovative technology has already contributed to environmental safety in the Urals. In the future, the development can be extended to the whole country, experts are sure. About how the project works in Pervouralsk – in the report URA.RU.

How to Clean 13 Olympic Water Pools a Day

The environmental revolution at TMK started over 15 years ago. It was then that a large-scale modernization began at the company’s enterprises. Thanks to the upgrade of equipment, emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere and water bodies have been halved.

One of TMK’s projects in the field of water use is AQA, within which PNTZ launched the AQA Genesis facility worth over half a billion rubles. Its essence lies in the creation of a circulating water supply system at the plant. Simply put, the water used in technological processes is not discharged into water bodies, but is purified and reused in production.

The complex was launched in 2020

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“Responsible environmental policy is a priority in TMK’s business philosophy. As part of the company, PNTZ implements a number of environmental projects, thanks to which we improve the environment in the region of our presence, create comfortable working conditions and contribute to the formation of an ecological culture of citizens. Our key production projects in this area are related to water treatment, and we are honored to share our experience in creating an innovative complex for water management with the expert and professional community. We are confident that participation in the ECOTECH LEADER 2022 award will be an important step in the further improvement of our environmental policy,” commented Elena Shakirova, Chief Ecologist of PNTZ.

According to PNTZ Chief Ecologist Elena Shakirova, responsible environmental policy is a priority in TMK’s business philosophy

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The work of the AQA Genesis complex is arranged as follows. Every hour, about 1,500 cubic meters of used water is taken from the water supply system of the largest pipe-rolling plant in the enterprise. Then it settles, is treated with reagents, clarified, cooled and cleaned of sediment and oil products.

All filtered harmful substances are disposed of. And the purified water is returned to the workshop and reused. During the day, 33 thousand cubic meters of water passes through AQA Genesis – these are 13 Olympic pools. In general, thanks to the project, the discharge of wastewater from the enterprise was reduced by 30%.

Water in AQA Genesis comes from the water supply system of the company’s largest pipe-rolling plant

Photo: Marina Moldavskaya

Technologies worth scaling

Chairman of the Expert Council of the ECOTECH LEADER award, Honored Ecologist of Russia, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in charge of ecology Sergey Alekseev called TMK’s project innovative. The technology, the expert believes, must be scaled to other enterprises in the country.

“Any discharge of polluted water can affect the environment, but such a multi-level water purification system can reduce this impact to a minimum,” Alekseev emphasized.

Chairman of the Expert Council of the ECOTECH LEADER Award, Honored Ecologist of Russia, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation for Ecology Sergey Alekseev called the TMK project innovative

Photo: Marina Moldavskaya

The head of the organizing committee of the ECOTECH LEADER 2022 award, Vitaly Rasnitsyn, also noted the special importance of the environmental project. According to him, it is large enterprises, such as PNTZ, that should become drivers for the development of eco-technologies in Russia.

“Recently, environmental issues have taken a special place in the public mind, and, of course, they are very interesting for both the general public and the professional community, they are no less important for public authorities. Therefore, last year we initiated the ECOTECH LEADER award, which aroused great interest. This year’s award is the second one, dozens of companies take part in it. The award winners will be determined soon, and we are sure that there will be worthy representatives among the laureates, just like last year,” the expert commented.

33 thousand cubic meters of water passes through AQA Genesis per day – these are 13 Olympic pools

Photo: Marina Moldavskaya

Director of ANO “Green Civilization” Dmitry Fedorov also highly appreciated TMK’s technologies. According to him, the main result of the company’s environmental activities in the city is a positive assessment of environmental initiatives by its residents.

“I specifically got acquainted with social networks. There are practically no complaints about air quality from the population that lives in the sanitary protection zone of the enterprise,” Fedorov said.

A similar water recycling system is already in operation at another TMK enterprise, the Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant. Thanks to the AQA Kristall complex, which was launched in Chelyabinsk in 2020, the plant managed to eliminate harmful effluents from production into Lake Shelyugino and reuse water to power the steam and hot water boilers of the energy center.

A similar project has been implemented at the Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant (also part of TMK)

Photo: Marina Moldavskaya

In the future, TMK enterprises plan to continue work on the modernization of water management systems. In particular, ChTPZ is working on the creation of treatment facilities for industrial and storm water.

Also, as part of TMK’s participation in the ECOTECH LEADER 2022 award, PNTZ hosted a round table on the environmental vector of TMK’s ESG policy with the participation of representatives of the award’s expert council, plant employees, and activists from the City of the First public movement. Participants discussed the best available technologies and support for volunteer movements, as well as innovations to improve the environmental friendliness of production.

The AQA project, implemented at the Pervouralsk Novotrubny and Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plants (PNTZ and ChTPZ, part of the Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK)), became a participant in Russia’s largest environmental competition “ECOTECH-LEADER 2022”. The innovative technology has already contributed to environmental safety in the Urals. In the future, the development can be extended to the whole country, experts are sure. About how the project works in Pervouralsk – in the report URA.RU. How to Clean 13 Olympic Water Pools a Day The environmental revolution at TMK started more than 15 years ago. It was then that a large-scale modernization began at the company’s enterprises. Thanks to the upgrade of equipment, emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere and water bodies have been halved. One of TMK’s projects in the field of water use is AQA, within which PNTZ launched the AQA Genesis facility worth over half a billion rubles. Its essence lies in the creation of a circulating water supply system at the plant. Simply put, the water used in technological processes is not discharged into water bodies, but is purified and reused in production. “Responsible environmental policy is a priority in TMK’s business philosophy. As part of the company, PNTZ implements a number of environmental projects, thanks to which we improve the environment in the region of our presence, create comfortable working conditions and contribute to the formation of an ecological culture of citizens. Our key production projects in this area are related to water treatment, and we are honored to share our experience in creating an innovative complex for water management with the expert and professional community. We are confident that participation in the ECOTECH LEADER 2022 award will be an important step in the further improvement of our environmental policy,” commented Elena Shakirova, Chief Ecologist of PNTZ. The work of the AQA Genesis complex is arranged as follows. Every hour, about 1,500 cubic meters of used water is taken from the water supply system of the largest pipe-rolling plant in the enterprise. Then it settles, is treated with reagents, clarified, cooled and cleaned of sediment and oil products. All filtered harmful substances are disposed of. And the purified water is returned to the workshop and reused. During the day, 33 thousand cubic meters of water passes through AQA Genesis – these are 13 Olympic pools. In general, thanks to the project, the discharge of wastewater from the enterprise was reduced by 30%. Technologies Worthy of Scaling Sergey Alekseev, Chairman of the Expert Council of the ECOTECH LEADER Award, Honored Ecologist of Russia, Chairman of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Ecology, called TMK’s project innovative. The technology, the expert believes, must be scaled to other enterprises in the country. “Any discharge of polluted water can affect the environment, but such a multi-level water purification system can reduce this impact to a minimum,” Alekseev emphasized. The head of the organizing committee of the ECOTECH LEADER 2022 award, Vitaly Rasnitsyn, also noted the special importance of the environmental project. According to him, it is large enterprises, such as PNTZ, that should become drivers for the development of eco-technologies in Russia. “Recently, environmental issues have taken a special place in the public mind, and, of course, they are very interesting for both the general public and the professional community, they are no less important for public authorities. Therefore, last year we initiated the ECOTECH LEADER award, which aroused great interest. This year’s award is the second one, dozens of companies take part in it. The award winners will be determined soon, and we are sure that there will be worthy representatives among the laureates, just like last year,” the expert commented. Director of ANO “Green Civilization” Dmitry Fedorov also highly appreciated TMK’s technologies. According to him, the main result of the company’s environmental activities in the city is a positive assessment of environmental initiatives by its residents. “I specifically got acquainted with social networks. There are practically no complaints about air quality from the population that lives in the sanitary protection zone of the enterprise,” Fedorov said. A similar water recycling system is already in operation at another TMK enterprise, the Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant. Thanks to the AQA Kristall complex, which was launched in Chelyabinsk in 2020, the plant managed to eliminate harmful effluents from production into Lake Shelyugino and reuse water to power the steam and hot water boilers of the energy center. In the future, TMK enterprises plan to continue work on the modernization of water management systems. In particular, ChTPZ is working on the creation of treatment facilities for industrial and storm water. Also, as part of TMK’s participation in the ECOTECH LEADER 2022 award, PNTZ hosted a round table on the environmental vector of TMK’s ESG policy with the participation of representatives of the award’s expert council, plant employees, and activists from the City of the First public movement. Participants discussed the best available technologies and support for volunteer movements, as well as innovations to improve the environmental friendliness of production.

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