ArcelorMittal Temirtau plans to upgrade blast furnace No 3 stoves at its 4mn mt steel plant in Kazakhstan. Hot blast stoves No 8 and No 10 which serve blast furnace No 3 will be overhauled along with the intermediate hot blast stove No 9. The project incorporates a transformation from a hemispherical to a mushroom-dome design, the installation of a ceramic burner, and the refractory construction.
The company initially commissioned a new 300mt converter No 3 and has now ordered the exchange of the other two 300mt converters. The Danieli converters are equipped with a maintenance-free suspension system.
ArcelorMittal Temirtau purchased 8 new mine diesel-hydraulic locomotives in August 2021 at $2.25mn for the underground enterprises of the coal managing segment which will improve safety, decreased emissions, and increase efficiency.
The government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and ArcelorMittal Temirtau signed an MOU in July that will have the Temirtau site investing $3bn in its modernization over the next 10yrs. Items planned include refurbishment of coke chemistry and blast furnace production, converter shop and rolling shops, replacement and restoration of boilers of CHP No 1 and No 2. The company also plans the construction of new coke batteries.
Temirtau’s integrated steel plant has an annual capacity of 4mn mt of crude steel and produces hot and cold flat-rolls, tin plates, galvanized steel, and polymer-coated coils and pipes.