The CRH Group takes care of the environment continually investing into improving its environmental performance, increasing the efficiency of its processes, and reusing the waste from other productions as raw materials in order to save the natural recycling balance while fully meeting the needs of the customers with products of high quality.
The milestone eco-project implemented by CRH in Ukraine is the transition of Podilsky cement plant to the dry method of clinker production, which minimises emissions owing to the new state-of-the-art bag filter dedusting system. The investment amounted to over 300 million euros.
Dry method of cement production and its benefits
- Reduction of the heat consumption twofold due to a more efficient production process
- Reduction in the dust emissions to one tenth owing to a state-of-the-art bag filter dedusting system
- Reduction of CO2 and NOx emissions.
In its care about the environment, which enabled the company to halve its dust emissions, PrJSC Mykolaivcement has implemented a comprehensive waste handling system to deal with the waste generated in the course of the plant's activities: paper, plastic, used chemical elements (pencil-sized batteries, accumulators) are all collected into special containers and sent for recycling where they are recovered or disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.
Significant investment has been made into improving the environmental performance of the Odessa cement plant: new filters have been installed on all critical areas of the production process, a brand-new cement mill and a new dust-free packaging and loading system have been put into operation.