Russian steel producer Magnitogorsky Metallurgichesky Kombinat (MMK) has selected Danieli Corus for the reline of Blast Furnace No. 9 at their Magnitogorsk integrated steel works. During this project, the furnace will be equipped with the "Hoogovens" cooling and lining design based on copper plate coolers and high–conductivity graphite refractory materials.
MMK has operated their Blast Furnace No. 1 using this same technology since 2017, when it was installed under a contract with Danieli Corus. With this project, also Blast Furnace No. 9 will rely on the only technology, for which the capability of achieving long campaigns of up to 30 years is beyond debate.