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Primetals Technologies to modernize another LD (BOF) converter for Mechel in Chelyabinsk

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Primetals Technologies has won an order from the Mechel Group to modernize an LD (BOF) converter in the steel works of the Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (ChMK) in Russia. The project aims are replacement of the worn-out equipment, including a further capacity increase by raising the tapping weight and optimizing tap-to-tap times by cutting the melting time. At the same time, the customer will install a new cooling stack and the associated offgas cleaning plant to reduce converter emissions. OOO Rosenergostal, Belgorod will supply this equipment. This will be the third converter that Primetals Technologies has modernized in the Chelyabinsk steel works. The other two converters were successfully brought into operation in August 2011 and November 2013.