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Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant improves workers' amenities

1 April 2014

Мetinvest Group's Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant invested UAH 775,000 to remodel on-site washrooms as part of its Worker's Amenities program. Modern and comfortable conditions were created for 120 employees of the enterprise's energy shop and central laboratory.

Capital repairs of the sanitary and amenity rooms included a complete replacement of the water supply and canalization systems and the installation of new boilers, plastic steel windows and doors. The interiors were remodelled with a modern design with tiled walls and floors and a plastic suspended ceiling. Lockers for employees' clothes were installed. The rooms were equipped with air conditioners.

"The washrooms have more light and have become more comfortable," said Yekaterina Maschenko, a roll-turning lathe female operator in the plant's central laboratory. "The modern design, neat shower cabins and certainly the mirrors and hair dryers was all done so we can freshen up after our shifts. Women first!"

"Khartsyzsk Pipe continues to set high standards for improving workers' amenities," said Pavel Uzbek, general director of Khartsyzsk Pipe. "Amenities play an important role in worker productivity, therefore the key task for management is to organize employees' amenities in such a way that they feel comfortable and work to the best of their ability."

In 2013, Khartsyzsk Pipe was a leader among Metinvest Group's enterprises in organizing workers' amenities and operations.

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Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant is the largest pipe producer in Ukraine and one of the largest pipe producers in Europe. The company produces large diameter longitudinal submerged arc welded (LSAW) pipes from 508 mm to 1,422 mm with external corrosion-resistant and internal corrosion-resistant coating or flow coat for main oil and gas pipelines. The capacity of the plant is 1.3 million tons of pipes per year, including about 700,000 tons of coated pipes. Khartsyzsk Pipe has an integrated management system based on standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, API Spec Q1, DSTU ISO 9001, GOST Р ISO 9001, and STO Gazprom 9001. The plant’s products have been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (U.S.), Zetom Research and Certification Institute (Poland) and UkrSepro (Ukraine). Welding operations are certified for compliance with ISO 3834-2. The plant was Metinvest’s first Ukrainian enterprise to launch a lean enterprise program.