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HKM issues Primetals Technologies with final acceptance for modernized LD (BOF) exchangeable-vessel converter plant


In March, Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann GmbH (HKM) gave Primetals Technologies the final

acceptance for the modernized LD (BOF) converter no. 2 in its Duisburg, Germany plant. The project

involved equipping the converter plant with a new trunnion ring and new suspension. The tilting drive

was also modernized. These measures will help to lengthen the life of the plant and increase its

availability. The project was performed in a consortium with Buchinger Anlagen-Stahl-Rohrbau GmbH.

The converter has been in hot working since the middle of November 2016.