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Our Commitment To The Environment:
A Timeline

 

2001

  • A contract is signed with the Administration of the Kostroma region regarding the construction of a plant for the production of chipboard, MDF and OSB on the territory previously occupied by OAO Sharyadrev.

     

2003

  • The first sanded chipboard is produced.

     

2004

  • The PLAZKAT treatment facility for formaldehyde emissions is installed above the chipboard press-machine.
  • Construction and installation works are completed on the treatment facilities for rainwater drainage of the SWISS KRONO industrial site.
  • Construction and installation work is commenced on the biological treatment facilities for industrial wastes.

     

2005

  • The efforts of SWISS KRONO LCC, aimed at preservation of environment and employees health, are recognized by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), one of the largest international certifying authorities.
  • SWISS KRONO LCC receives ISO 14001:2004 (standard for ecological management systems) and OHSAS 18001:1999 (standard for health and safety management systems) certificates._
  • A stationary automotive observation point for monitoring atmosphere pollution is installed and equipped.
  • An air laboratory is established on the territory of the plant.
  • The equipment for the analysis of air samples is installed.
  • The bottom, water body and the coastal area of Lake Podbornoye are cleaned.
  • The coastal areas are leveled and improved.

     

2006

  • Installation and maintenance of the facility for water scrubbing of the emissions from the DSP-300 press-machine (chipboard production).
  • The system for collection of formaldehyde and methanol emissions, as well as wood dust from the DSP 150 press-machine (chipboard production), is installed on the facility for water scrubbing of the emissions.
  • Suction hoods are installed above the chipboard star cooler, the exhaust gases are transported to the emission treatment facilities.
  • New pipes are installed for discharge outlets into Lake Podbornoye. A foot walk and stairs are installed.
  • The junction connecting the south end of Lake Podbornoye and the Vetluga River is removed by the means of elevation and improvement of the coastal areas.
  • A circuit of pipes is installed for the repeated use of treated rainwater in the production cycle of fiberboards.
  • A laboratory is established for the analysis of the incoming fuel.

     

2007

  • The south end of Lake Podbornoye is treated with the Microzyme Pond-Treat in order to improve the water quality and to restore the self-purification and self-restoration processes in the water body.

     

2008

  • Additional filters for treatment of emissions from the chipboard sanding line are installed.
  • Administrative and technical measures are taken for additional sorting and breakage of wood dust from the floors of production units and its further use as fuel for the MDF and Geka drying machines.

     

2009

  • Geological works are conducted to evaluate the supplies of underground waters on the territory of the well field of the Vetluzhskiy company.
  • Equipment for pressing waste from plastic film and package paper is installed.

     

2010

  • The SWOK 5 oil catcher is installed at the drainage outlet at the south end of Lake Podbornoye.
  • Sanitary protection zones of the artesian wells are improved.

     

2011

  • Stations are installed to take water samples in surface water bodies, as well as the samples of emissions from the stationary emission sources, chipboard, MDF, MDF thermal oil boiler lines.
  • Hydroecological analysis of Lake Podbornoye is held with the assistance of OAO MosvodokanalNIIproekt.

     

2012

  • The MDF aspiration system is modernized.
  • Geological works are performed to evaluate the supplies of underground waters on the territory of the Osipovskiy well field.

     

2013

  • Equipment for monitoring the exhaust fumes from the vehicles on the territory of the plant is purchased.
  • Equipment for breakage of defective MDF boards is installed.

     

2014

  • The flow meters for water consumption and wastewater disposal are modernized in all units of the plant.
  • Equipment is installed for breakage of defective chipboards.

     

2015

  • Classi Siezer, a device recycling wood particle waste into wood dust is installed.
  • Equipment is installed for breakage of large wood waste for the purposes of repeated use.

     

2016

  • Hygiene evaluation is conducted, hazard rating of the industrial waste is determined.

     

2017

  • Hydroecological analysis is conducted on the system of wastewater disposal into the central sewerage system. The analysis is conducted with the assistance of AO DAR/VODGEO, a specialized company based in Moscow.
  • An inventory of the emission sources of pollution agents into the atmosphere is conducted. The emissions are standardized.

     

2018

  • Repair and restoration works are performed in the artesian wells of the plant.
  • Works are performed to improve the sanitary protection zone of the underground waters of the Osipovsky well field.
  • The chimney gases are transported from the solid-fuel combustion facilities to the DSP-400 drying machine (chipboard production).

     

2019

  • A section of the internal railway is repaired. Timber sleepers, impregnated with creosote, are replaced with concrete sleepers.