January 13th, 2022

First heat with new BOF Converter No. 1 at ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih has successfully commissioned their new BOF Converter No. 1 on December 31st, 2021. This 160 tonne converter is the first of three to be supplied for Block 1 of the Kryvyi Rih BOF Shop under a contract awarded in August 2020, with the second and third vessels scheduled to be commissioned in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

All three converters will be equipped with Lamella type vertical suspension elements and the patented Daniella horizontal suspension technology. The Daniella suspension bracket was installed on the new trunnion ring of the existing, Ukrainian design. For this approach, a prefabricated “adaptation bracket” was welded into the trunnion ring - without the requirement for any further in situ machining.