The new period of pig iron production in Třinec steelworks started on Sunday of 17th October. The BF # 6 has again blown out after 60 days of downtime. The reconstruction and overhaul of one of the two primary technologies was succefully completed.
It has been the largest investment of this year in Třinec železárny. The total cost of the reconstruction and overhaul amounted to CZK 650 million. The last overhaul of # BF6 took place in 1999, 22 years ago. Since then, the furnace has produced over 22 million tonnes of pig iron.
The main objective of the refurbishment was to install new elements and process equipment in line with current trends. “Thanks to the installation of a modern hot blast heaters with the installation of new air preheating assemblies, the consumption of blast furnace gas for heating the stoves will be reduced and the blast furnace gas itself will be reduced. This will result in a reduction in CO2 emissions. In the context of our commitment to a low-carbon future, this is one of the essential steps in the reconstruction,” adds Investment Director Radek Olszar.
Annually, the furnace produces more than one million tonnes of pig iron, which is sent for further processing to the steel plant and then to the rolling mills of Třinecké železárny, where specific products or semis are already produced. The average daily capacity is 3,000 tonnes.