12:17, 15 June 2020

Primetals Technologies Receives FAC for LD (BOF) Converter Modernized at Mechel in Chelyabinsk

In May, the Mechel Group, a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, issues the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for a LD (BOF) converter modernized by Primetals Technologies, a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, in the steel works of the Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (ChMK) in Russia. The project aims were to replace worn-out equipment, to further increase capacity by raising the tapping weight to 160t and to optimize tap-to-tap times by cutting the blowing time. At the same time, Mechel installed a new cooling stack and the associated offgas cleaning plant to reduce converter emissions. OOO Rosenergostal, Belgorod supplied this equipment. This is the third converter Primetals Technologies had modernized in the Chelyabinsk steel works. The other two converters were successfully brought into operation in August 2011 and November 2013.

The Mechel Group is one of Russia's major producers of steel, ferrous alloys, coal and energy. Mechel is the leading manufacturer of stainless steel, and runs the country's largest integrated production plant, the ChMK, in Oblast Chelyabinsk. ChMK produces a wide range of products, including pig iron, semifinished steel products, long and flat products, some as large as girders and rails, made of carbon, structural, tool and corrosion-resistant steels.

The new converter is part of an expansion program that includes increasing the annual production capacity of the converter steel works. Primetals Technologies was responsible for the basic and detail engineering, and supplied core components, including the vessel, trunnion ring, slag shields and maintenance-free vessel suspension system Vaicon Link. It also replaced the tilting drive, together with its AC motors, and implemented the associated basic automation. In addition, Primetals Technologies handled the supervision of the installation and commissioning work on site.

New on the topic

Global Exhibitions Day

Global Exhibitions Day (GED) is held annually on the first Wednesday of June. The sixth annual Global Exhibitions Day will take place on 2 June 2021. Global Exhibitions Day (GED) recognises the important role that trade exhibitions play in driving economies throughou...

02 June, 11:27

Russia Signs Pact for Gas Pipeline Construction in Pakistan

Leading Russian pipe maker TMK, a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, announced that Russian Energy Minister Mr Nikolai Shulginov and Pakistani Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Russian Federation Mr Shafkat...

01 June, 11:51

Primetals Technologies Has Been Contracted to Modernize a Slovenian Plate Mill’s Cycloconverter Drives

Primetals Technologies, a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, said the SIJ Acroni d.o.o. project will also include replacement of the existing cycloconverter drive contr...

27 May, 15:33

MMK Strengthens Steel Supplies to Pipe Industry

The completion of the major reconstruction of hot rolling mill 2500 in 2020 opened up new opportunities for Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, to strengthen its position in the market of steel pro...

25 May, 13:19
Subscription to newsletter