Ukrainian integrated steel mill ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih has completed overhauling its blast furnace (BF) No. 7 in blast-furnace shop No. 1 at a cost of over UAH140mn ($4.9mn).
The project included the restoration of the blast furnace’s cooling system, 30pc or 124 cooling staves out of 400 were replaced, and increasing the capacity of the BF by 500mt, to 3,500mt of hot metal per day and 1.2mn mt of hot metal per year).
ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih currently has three blast furnaces in operation – No. 6, 7, and 9, while BF No. 8 has been idled for overhaul. The capacity of the plant, having a full production cycle, is designed to produce over 6mn mt of steel, more than 5mn mt of rolled products, and over 5.5mn mt pig iron annually.
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