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Brazil’s Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais (Usiminas) plans to commission a 180mt converter unit for the first heat by 2023 to replace its existing BOF Converter No 5 at BOF shop NO 2.


The 4.8mn mt annual capacity Ipatinga integrated steelworks will be upgraded by Danieli, which previously replaced BOF converter No 4 in 2018. Danieli has upgraded eleven converters since 2014 for Usiminas. 


The revamp project will include suspension, air-cooling, water-cooling, monitoring, and automation system upgrades. 

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