At the end of January, a new LD(BOF) converter constructed by Primetals Technologies in a turnkey
project entered service at the German steel producer ArcelorMittal Hochfeld GmbH. It has a tapping
weight of 150 metric tons and replaces the previous "K2" converter. The converter is suspended by
means of the maintenance-free Vaicon Link 2.0. This flexible and rugged suspension system ensures
smooth load-bearing and compensates for heat-related deformations. A newly developed device for
horizontal measuring and sampling from the tilted converter has also been installed. Primetals
Technologies had received the order in mid-2016.