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LIBERTY Ostrava Plans CZK 88 Million Investment to Reduce Sinter Plant Dust Emissions

9/27/2022 - The investment will include the installation of a new exhaust pipeline at LIBERTY Ostrava’s sinter plant north, aiming to reduce fugitive emissions by around 46%.

The plant produced 2.2 million metric tons of sinter last year, according to LIBERTY Steel Group. The plant’s three conveyor belts produce up to 101 metric tons of fugitive emissions per year, but the current project will reduce that to 46 metric tons per year.
“This program is an integral part of our GREENSTEEL transformation project and of our relentless efforts to reduce the impact of our business on our local communities. These modifications to the existing network of dedusting equipment are designed to increase the efficiency of dust collection at individual sources of dust on conveyor paths as well as reduce the dust from the separator operation and conveyor, leading to dust emissions decreasing by around 46%,” said Roland Hinterreiter, project director of the LIBERTY Ostrava Hybrid Electric Arc Furnace Project.
LIBERTY Steel Group plans to invest CZK 8.6 billion (US$334 million) in the LIBERTY Ostrava GREENSTEEL transformation program over the next eight years. The main element of the program will be replacing the steel works’ four existing tandem furnaces with two state-of-the-art hybrid electric arc furnaces and the construction of a new power line. The new furnaces, for which the contracts were signed at the beginning of July, will be delivered by Danieli.
In addition, the transformation will also include an extensive modernization of the steel rolling mills and the creation of a renewable power plant for electricity production.