ArcelorMittal Tubarão Announces Investments in Environment
ArcelorMittal Tubarão is investing an additional BRL 750 million in 127 new actions aimed at enhancing the Company's environmental control and ratifying compliance with the Environmental Commitment Term, signed with the Government. The new projects have already been reported to the State Institute for the Environment, Iema, and will add to the BRL 1.14 billion in investments announced in 2018, thus totalling investments of around BRL 1.8 billion. Among the planned improvements are new Dedusting Systems in the Coke Crushing and Steel Mill, expansion of Blast Furnace Collection Systems, renovation of Coke Batteries 2 and 3 and replacement of some equipment with new, more efficient technologies. Also noteworthy is the ongoing renovation of the Coke 2 and 3 batteries, which, in addition to generating around 600 jobs, uses the methodology called Rolling Repair, which consists of rebuilding the ovens with fully functioning batteries.
The initiative is in line with the company's commitment to the continuous improvement of its processes and air quality, as well as its relationship with society and its commitment to the State Government and the State and Federal Public Ministry. So far, 66% of the actions provided for in the TCA have already been completed by ArcelorMittal Tubarão.
The company will make two major deliveries in the area of environmental management in the next semester. In September, work will be completed on the bag filter system at the Co-products yard, in the amount of BRL 51 million, and on the seawater desalination project, in the amount of BRL 50 million. It is the largest plant in the country, with an initial capacity to treat 500 cubic meters of water per hour (12,000 cubic meters per day), which can be expanded in the future. The water coming from this system will be used exclusively for industrial purposes and will contribute to greater water security