Třinecké železárny recycled over one million tonnes of material last year
Třinecké železárny has been striving for several years of maximum possible use of by-products of metallurgical production by recycling. The use of slag and metallurgical gases also brings significant CO2 savings. This fulfils the currently promoted conditions of sustainable production.
Investments Will Go into Modernization and Energy Savings
Třinecké železárny plans to invest CZK 1.6 billion this year. Another nearly CZK 70 million will be invested in environmental projects. The largest modernisation projects using new technologies will increase the added value of the products of our company.
Wages for Employees of Třinecké železárny Will Increase This Year
This year's wage increase was agreed in the Collective Agreement by the company's management together with representatives of the basic organisations of the KOVO TŽ Trade Union.
The Blast Furnace Is Under Reconstruction after Twenty-two Years
The reconstruction of the primary metallurgical production technology started a few days ago in Třinecké železárny. The repair and reconstruction of one of the two blast furnaces numbered #6 is currently underway. After 62 days, on 19 October, the blast furnace operators will blow it out again and start melting pig iron.
Economic Slowdown and Pandemic Affected the Economy
One of the most challenging years in modern history, this was the year 2020 for Třinecké železárny. It was accompanied by an economic slowdown, uncertainties on the steel market, and finally a global coronavirus pandemic that meant a fundamental change in the organisation of work and care of employees. Despite this, the company managed to achieve a positive result of CZK 469 million. However, this is the worst result in a decade.
WE AIM TOWARDS REDUCING HALF OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 2030
Reconstruction of one of the two blast furnaces and modernization of the last of the three wind heaters. These are the two most important events of this year, which will lead to a reduction in the energy intensity of the operation in Třinecké železárny (TŽ). Together with the purchase of energy from renewable sources for the operation of all office buildings, this will mean a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
TŘINECKÉ ŽELEZÁRNY HAS LAUNCHED A VACCINATION CENTRE FOR EMPLOYEES
At the end of last week, the operation of the Třinecké železárny (TŽ) vaccination centre started. This is done by pilot vaccination of employees with a chronic disease or with a potentially high risk of a severe impact of the COVID-19 disease, who voluntarily registered in the company register. The paramedics of the AGEL Třinec-Podlesí Hospital vaccinated them with Pfizer.
TŘINECKÉ ŽELEZÁRNY RELEASES PART OF OXYGEN CAPACITIES FOR HEALTHCARE NEEDS
Třinecké železárny decided to help healthcare at a time of increased oxygen consumption used for the treatment of COVID-19 disease. In cooperation with Linde Gas, it will release 25% of its capacity.
GREEN ENERGY FOR THE OFFICES OF THE COMPANY
Lighting, air conditioning and other electricity consumption of the Třinecké železárny's administrative buildings will be supplied with energy from renewable sources throughout the year. Volume of this is approximately 5 GWh.
This Year, the Company Will Invest CZK 1.6 Billion
In 2021, Třinecké železárny faces the challenges associated with reducing its carbon footprint in the production of iron and steel. This will be reflected in the further development of the company and in investment plans. The Company plans to invest CZK 1.6 billion this year. In 2020, investments amounted to CZK 1.4 billion.