Germany-based steel giant ThyssenKrupp has announced that it is conducting modernization works at the converter No. 2 and the waste-heat boiler system in the Duisburg-Bruckhausen steelmaking plant.
ThyssenKrupp stated that the modernization work, under way since the beginning of June, involves an investment of around €21 million. This project will improve energy efficiency and increase process reliability. The new converter is scheduled to produce its first heat at the end of July.
The first of two converters in the oxygen steelmaking plant No. 1 was replaced over a year ago, also at a cost of around €20 million. Together the two converters produce around five million mt of liquid steel per year.Source: http://www.steelorbis.com/steel-news/latest-news/thyssenkrupp-upgrades-second-converter-at-duisburg_bruckhausen-836648.htm