Nizhniy Tagil Iron & Steel Works’ converter to reach full capacity in 2008

This year, one of Nizhniy Tagil Iron & Steel Works’ converters is expected to reach its full capacity thanks to the reconstruction of the oxygen converter shop, the spokesperson for Evraz Group said to UrBC.


Throughout the year, the company is planning to upgrade two more steel-smelting unit. The first one will probably be shut down for reconstruction as early as March 2008, while the equipment for the second converter is already being shipped by European and Russian machine-building enterprises and the converter shop is being prepared for the reconstruction process. The improved converters will be fitted with the bottom blowing system and the slag filter unit that will remove the harmful impurities from the metal right in the process of pouring. Besides, this reconstruction will allow the company to produce more steel as well as minimize environmental hazards.


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