ArcellorMital Galati has invested over 7 million euro to refurbish a set of turbine blowers as part of ArcelorMittal Europe’s "Energize" Project, aimed at reducing energy consumption by 15 percent over the next five years.
“We have an extended programme of increasing the energy efficiency of our company, and this new investment is part of it, allowing us to make immediate and long term savings in energy consumption,” said Bruno Ribo, Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Galati.
The action plan under this project covers a wide range of areas, from energy-intensive equipments and processes to office activities and involves all parts of the business, from operations, to maintenance, investment and purchasing.
Following the investment, steam consumption has been halved (they use only 32 to 40 tonnes of steam per hour instead of 70 tonnes), says the company, which, with the steam saved, will be able to generate electricity that can be used in steel production. Besides the upgrading of the two turbine blowers, ArcelorMittal also implemented a high level of automation, improving the operational efficiency.
“Our focus is to increase the performance of our operations, so we can adapt to the demands of our clients and, also, to the realities of the market. We will continue to invest for the implementation of modern technologies that support the better and more productive use of our production processes,”added Bruno Ribo.
Over the past 10 years, ArcelorMittal Galati has invested almost 800 million euro in upgrading its technology, modernizing the production facilities and replacing obsolete equipment.