Uralmekhanobr is developing a sulphuric acid production and neutralisation complex project for MMC Norilsk Nickel

Uralmekhanobr (the research and project institute that is part of the UMMC) became the project manager responsible for the project to create a sulphuric acid production and neutralisation complex at the Nadezhdinsky Metallurgical Plant of the Zapolyarny subsidiary (located beyond the polar circle) of the PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (Krasnoyarsk Krai, Norilsk).

This project is one of the stages of the Sulphuric programme, one of Norilsk Nickel’s largest ecological initiatives, and aims to make a cardinal improvement to the region’s environment, which can be achieved by reducing emissions of polluting materials into the atmosphere.

The project provides for the construction of a complex on the plant’s territory for the production of sulphuric acid from the flue gases and their subsequent neutralisation. In addition to the main technological buildings, the site will also include a transport system consisting of several kilometres of booms, transport pipes and aqueducts, as well as an energy supply complex.

The water used in the technological processes will then be purified and put back into production. The heat consumed in the production of sulphuric acid will also be reused. It will be used to heat the buildings and facilities in the complex.

Last June the project documentation and technical diagnosis for the construction of the necessary buildings and facilities of the complex received a favourable opinion from the Main Department of State Expertise (Glavgosexpertise of Russia). This project is currently at the stage of practical implementation.