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Posco brings converter with tilting drive modernized by Primetals Technologies into operation in Gwangyang


In January, Posco, a Korean steel producer, brought LD (BOF) converter no. 1 back into operation after

modernization in steel works no. 1 at its Gwangyang site. In the course of the project, Primetals

Technologies had equipped the converter with a new tilting drive. The tilting drive is designed for a long

service life and ease of maintenance, and still has dimensioning and performance reserves. Emergency

drives ensure almost 100% availability. For critical states, such as power failure or peak loads, a special

safety concept was implemented that maximizes personal and operational safety. Primetals

Technologies received the modernization order at the end of 2015.