POSCO has recently invested more than KRW 200 billion to complete eight silos at Pohang Works. Since 2012, Pohang Works has utilized nine circular silos and one cell silo to manage raw material. With the completion of eight additional 50,000 tonne silos last month, Pohang Works now possesses a total of 18 silos that are capable of storing up to 1,035,000 tons of raw materials. The eight silos reaching about 56 meter have full scale murals painted on them with the phrase I LOVE POHANG WITH POSCO. The newly added silos are expected to reduce air pollutants and dust generated while processing raw material at the steelworks. In the future, Pohang Works plans to increase the number of silo facilities gradually and keep raw materials sealed within them.
A silo is a sealed raw material storage facility that prevents the scattering of raw material particles by wind. By storing raw materials within a closed area, raw materials such as coal and limestone are kept from being blown away. Utilizing silos improves efficiency in raw material management since the sealed silos help minimize the loss of raw materials due to various weather conditions, such as wind and rain. In addition, the efficiency of stowing the raw materials is much better than that of raw material processing facilities in open space. The silos provide a significant increase in storage space for raw materials and enable a stable supply of the raw materials.