Acroni, d.o.o., a Slovenian steel producer belonging to the Slovenian Steel Group (SIJ), has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to supply a new 95 metric ton AOD converter and dedusting system to its steel works in Jesenice. This will give Acroni another steel production option in addition to the existing process route, and will increase production capacity by more than 20 percent. The new AOD converter will expand Acroni's product portfolio, relieve the pressure on the existing production processes in the steel works, and improve product quality. Overall, this will reduce the required amount of alloying elements and thus cut production costs as well. The new plants are scheduled to come on stream at the beginning of 2017.