NLMK Lipetsk has started the assembly of main process equipment at its new 300 MW power plant. The plant will enable increasing the share of captive generation from 64% to 95% in the site’s energy consumption balance, and reducing its carbon oxide (CO) emissions by 3,000 tonnes per year and its greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions by 650,000 tonnes per year.
The plant will generate energy using by-product gases from the process of making pig iron and steel. The project is based on advanced solutions for using energy by-products of steel production. For instance, a system for collecting and recovering secondary steelmaking gases, unique for the Russian steel industry, will be installed together with the power plant.
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