Russian steel maker Mechel’s Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has completed the next stage of modernization of pumping station No 55. A pipeline almost 3.5 kilometers long was laid and put into operation on the territory of the plant. The implementation of the project will make it possible to reduce the volume of wastewater discharge from the Balandinsky Pond into the Miass River by 2 times and to reduce the volume of water intake from the river by 25%. The plant's pumping station provides water to the steel and rolling shops. Water is taken from the Balandinsky settling pond for use in metallurgical production and equipment cooling. The upgraded pumping station will have increased capacity and pump more water. The project will provide a closed production cycle and allow virtually no water intake or discharge into Miass.The next stages of the project will be the construction of a cable rack to power the new pumping station, as well as the installation of pumping units and electric motors.