The new hot rolling mill in Ternium Pesqueria will be equipped with a water treatment plant, a cooling system for water recycling, and an exclusive storm drain for its operations.
Did you know that the new hot rolling mill will be completely sustainable?
Besides having the latest technology for making the processes more eco-friendly, the new hot rolling mill will be equipped with a water treatment plant, a cooling system with a high capacity of recycling water, and a storm drain as part of the environmental efforts of the company.
Furthermore, the hot rolling mill processes will use wastewater retrieved from the city. The infrastructure will be exclusive for the operations of the mill.
The new water treatment plant will have the capacity of treating 765 cubic meters of water per hour and it will use wastewater retrieved from the city of Monterrey.
This water will be used for cooling the materials in process and the equipment, as well as for recollecting the water from the steam created by the hot rolling mill. “We will also use a cooling system that will help to recycle the water. This system, besides lowering the temperature of the water, allows us to clean it from solids and soil, so it can be used again. This way, we will contribute to decreasing the use of external water, making our operation more sustainable”, Gustavo Millán, Manager of the Water Treatment Plant, commented.
We will also have a storm drain that has an extension of 2.48 miles. Its main function is to capture the rainwater that falls over the area of the new hot rolling mill and the TIC. The infrastructure leads into the Pesqueria river and it has a capacity of 40 cubic meters per second, which corresponds to the transportation of 146 millimeters of precipitation per hour.
“With this infrastructure, we are going to safeguard the productive part regarding precipitations. We are not going to suspend the production in case of storms since the storm drain protects the infrastructure, the basements, electric halls, warehouses, and it also protects all the personnel,” Luis Rechy Romero, DIMA Projects Engineer, explained.
This new rolling mill, as well as Ternium’s Industrial Center, was conceived as a fully sustainable project.
On the other hand, when phase two of the Pesqueria project was announced, the company focused on relocating the animals and plants that lived in the construction zone of the new hot rolling mill and the galvanized and painted lines, into Ternium’s Industrial Center’s natural reserve.
Moreover, Rocío Guerrero, Environmental Engineer, explains that in phase two, more than fifteen thousand plants, like mesquite, huizache, and yuca were also relocated. If the two phases of the TIC are considered, more than thirty-two thousand plants have been rescued.
Regarding the animals, more than 681 animals, like turtles, skunks, opossums, snakes, and others, have been rescued. “Rescuing animals allows us to continue with our activity,” she adds, “the natural reserve is part of the commitment that Ternium has with the environment, the community, and future generations.”
“These environmental investments exclusive to the new hot rolling mill are proof of Ternium’s commitment to have an eco-friendly process,” Luis Rechy, Environmental Manager, said.
“This new rolling mill, as well as Ternium’s Industrial Center, was conceived as a fully sustainable project,” he said.