The old BOF converter #2 vessel shell and trunnion ring had reached the end of their lifetimes, with the current bottom design leading to steel leakages in the joint area. For the new 125-ton-BOF converter, Primetals Technologies will be responsible for engineering, manufacturing, project management and quality assurance. The scope of supply includes the BOF vessel, the trunnion ring, the Vaicon Link 2.0 suspension system, bearings and housings and the tilting drive coupling. The lining machine and the detachable bottom exchange device will be modified. In addition, Primetals Technologies will provide the transport to site (Delivery-at-Place) DAP, training on site, and advisory services for erection and commissioning as well as for cold and hot commissioning
The Serbian partner company GrappS will be responsible for dismantling the current converter, preassembly of the new equipment and mechanical erection execution.
ArcelorMittal Zenica is the largest producer of long steel products in the Balkans with a production capacity of almost one million tons per year. The company has integrated route of production. The basic product range includes rebar (in bars and coils), wire rod, mesh and lattice girders. ArcelorMittal Zenica is part of the ArcelorMittal Group, one of the world’s leading steel and mining companies.