Třinecké železárny concluded its 2021 financial year
Yesterday, the General Meeting of Třinecké železárny closed the company's financial results for 2021. Despite the decline in production, the company achieved a profit of CZK 1.306 billion. The mill produced 2.4 million tonnes of steel last year, down 7 percent year-on-year. The result was positively impacted by the development of sales, which increased by CZK 8.6 billion compared to the previous year to a total of CZK 43.715 billion.
New modern equipment will be more efficient for unloading of raw materials
Třinecké železárny has started construction of a new facility for unloading of key raw materials. The modern rail unloading system, which is part of the Innofreight rail transport system, will replace the existing unloading equipment for commodities imported by rail. Innofreight's modular technology is based on weight-optimised rail cars with the possibility of using different types of interchangeable superstructures – containers.
Steelworks Transformation Will Begin with the Construction of New Technology
This year, Třinecké železárny is going to start implementing of specific projects to reduce CO2 emissions into the air. According to calculations, their volume will decrease by more than a half by 2030. The integrated Green Werk Transformation Project will affect the energy sector, the product portfolio and primary production processes.
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.