Italian steel maker Acciaierie Bertoli Safau is ready to start operations at its new mill for the production of grinding balls for the mining sector. The new mill, capable of producing 150,000 tonnes per year of grinding bails, is installed at the Cargnacco plant in Udine Province of Italy. Acciaierie Bertoli Safau is conducting final tests, so the mill is expected to start commercial production and sales right after the August holidays. Acciaierie Bertoli Safau has invested EUR 25 million in the construction of the grinding balls mill. The project is part of the EUR 400 million investment plans which is mainly focused on the reduction of C02 emissions and includes the construction of a new EAF based on the Danieli DigiMelter Al technology, which allows direct use of renewable energy in the furnace. Acciaierie Bertoli Safau also plans to invest EUR 200 million to build a new rolling mill to complement the existing 350,000 tonnes per year meltshop at the Sisak site in Croatia.