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KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT took the winning places in the competition on energy saving

25 April 2013

Initiatives of specialists of KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT (Metinvest Group) took the winning places in the competition for the best implemented proposal on effective use of fuel and energy resources.

Projects “Improvement of technical and economic characteristics of the expanding machine No 4 of PEWSh-2” and “Modification of distributing system scheme of  110 kV,  6 kV and 0,4 kV for energy saving” effected a saving to KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT that is almost UAH 2 mln. per year. Specialists of the plant were the authors of the proposals. 

In the competition organized by Metinvest Group these initiatives are among the five best projects of three companies of Metallurgical Division. They took the fourth and fifth places respectively. In total 47 proposals were submitted to the expert committee of the holding for examination in 2012. The economic effect of implemented activities is approximately UAH 75 mln.

"In present day world, the basis of the products competitive advantage is low power consumption. That is why a lot of attention at KHARTSYZSK PIPE is paid to finding ways to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency”, Acting Director General of KHARTSYZSK PIPE Pavel Uzbek says. “We try to use advanced search techniques of losses - the tools Lean: SMED-analysis, a guide for losses, the work of teams of continuous improvement. The fact that the projects of our employees are inside the top five of the contest is the result of everyone’s interest in the search for effective methods of work".

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PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANTis the largest in Ukraine and one of the largest enterprises in Europe for pipes manufacture. The company manufactures longitudinal SAW large diameter pipes (508-1422 mm in diameter) with external anticorrosion and internal anticorrosion or flow coating for main oil and gas pipelines. Plant’s facilities permit to manufacture more than 1,3 mln. tons of pipes per year, including 700 thous. tons of coated pipes.

The integrated Management System ensuring stable high quality of the products to the customers is functioning at “Khartsyzsk PIPE PLANT”. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, API Spec Q1, DSTU ISO 9001, GOST R ISO 9001, STO Gazprom 9001 create its foundation. Products of the plant are certified according to API, EN standards and in the national system UkrSEPRO. Welding processes are certified as per ISO 3834-2.

More than 630 thous. tons of large diameter pipes were produced at “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” in 2011 that became the record over the last 20 years.

In September, 2010 “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” became the first company among Ukrainian enterprises of Metinvest Group which started to implement “Lean enterprise” program and obtained significant results.

The top-priority goals in the social policy of “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” as a mainstay of the entire town are implementation of social programs and activities in education, health service and improvement of town infrastructure. In 2011 the volume of social investment of the company was more than 1.3 mln UAH.          

“Khartsyzsk PIPE PLANT” is a part of Metallurgical Division of Metinvest Group.

METINVEST GROUP is a vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies, managing every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. The Group comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network covering all key global markets. Metinvest Group is structured into two operating divisions: Metallurgical and Mining Divisions and has a strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, and to deliver sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles, providing investors with returns at above the industry benchmarks. The Group generated US$6.74 billion of revenues and a 16% EBITDA margin for the first half of 2012.

The major shareholders of METINVEST B.V. (a holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart-Holding (23.75%), partnering in the Company’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING, LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.

For additional information, please, visit http://pipe.metinvestholding.com/en

Contact person:

Victoria Lyashenko 
Acting Head of Corporate Communications Department
+380 (6257) 59879