Andy BILLINGHAM, Iveta FIALOVA
BSC-Europe gains first ISO certificate
After a week-long audit in Kosice and another in Smederevo and Sabac, on Thursday of last week, October 30th, the certification company TÜV NORD Slovakia issued the
Business Service Center Europe with its first quality management certificate in line with the standard ISO 9001:2000. This is a great success for the management and employees of BSCe, and a
further step towards improving the services provided by BSCe and enhancing its internal control systems, commented Vice President BSC-Europe Andrew S. Armstrong.
SEPS increases reliability of transmission lines
Greater reliability in the supply of electrical energy to U. S. Steel Kosice will be ensured by the new connection of the steelworks to the very high
voltage (400 kV) transmission network run by the Slovakian electrification and distribution company SEPS, a.s. This step is linked with the modernization of the steelworks input substation, where
two 400/110 kV transformers with 250 MVA output are being installed together with peripheral equipment. These new transformers replace the original 220/110 kV units, which have been in operation
here since 1968.
School Sports League begins its second year
The second year of the School Sports League has begun, an event which aims to get children into the sports-halls, to make them lose their fear of sports and develop
a positive attitude to them, to keep up their fitness and at the same time spend an enjoyable time with their peers. In its debut edition last year, this project, interesting and unique in
Slovakian terms and sponsored by U. S. Steel Kosice, attracted 1200 children from more than twenty elementary schools to various sports facilities, where they could match their
strengths in basketball, soccer, athletics and swimming. This year the League has grown from four to twelve sports, and there will be opportunities for sporting for physically-disabled children
Ekotopfilm comes to Kosice
With the motto: "Today you're fighting for your career, tomorrow it'll be for a glass of water", a selection of the best entries from the international festival of
films on sustainable development, Ekotop film 2008, will be presented to the public in Kosice from November 11th to 14th. Thanks to U. S. Steel Kosice, which is the festival's principal
sponsor, having drawn it to the steel city five years ago, the people of Kosice are getting an opportunity to see this particularly interesting collection of 24 films made by directors from all
over the world.