Metalloinvest’s Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant has started construction of the third industrial pool for cooling slag with a capacity of 345,000 tonnes per year. The complex of buildings also includes a platform for equipment, the necessary technical facilities, an administrative building. Metalloinvest's investment in the project will amount to more than 1.5 billion rubles. Commissioning of the facility is scheduled for December 2024.The commissioning of the third industrial pool will make it possible to periodically stop one of the slag pits for current or major repairs without reducing the volume of steel production.Slag is a multicomponent material that forms on the surface of liquid metal during steelmaking. In the slag pit, it is cooled with water. The metal particles extracted from the slag (steel scrap) are sent for remelting, and the remaining material is transferred to contractors for secondary sorting and separation. Recycled material is used, among other things, in road construction, for the manufacture of bricks and cinder blocks.