Czech Trinecke zelezarny to Modernize BF6 & Caster 1 in 2021
Czech Republic’s steel maker Trinecke zelezarny, after investing CZK 1.4 billion in 2020, plans to invest CZK 1.6 billion in 2021. Trinecke zelezarny CEO Mr Jan
Czech Republic’s steel maker Trinecke zelezarny, after investing CZK 1.4 billion in 2020, plans to invest CZK 1.6 billion in 2021. Trinecke zelezarny CEO Mr Jan Czudek said "We compiled the investment plan with regard to the current market situation, economic prospects, and we also took into account the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Trinecke zelezarny announced major overhaul of the of one of the two blast furnaces in Trinec, blast furnace No 6 in operation for 22 years in the second half of August 2021, which will last 70 days and cost CZK 600 million. The furnace hearth will also be renovated and the modernization of the last of the three wind heaters will be completed, ensuring energy savings.
Trinecke zelezarny will also modernize the equipment for continuous casting No 1 in 2021, where it will replace the original frames of the guide stands from 1989 and transform the casting strands into the possibility of casting a round bloom diameter of 600 mm. Two casting strands with this dimension have been operating in ironworks since 2018. The total cost will not exceed CZK 300 million.
In the summer, Trinecke zelezarny will launch a significant ecological investment in the processing of raw materials. It is a dedusting device for sampling and processing of the mixture for the production of blast furnace sinter. The new large machine is equipped with a dedusting system, thanks to which less dust escapes into the air during the processing of raw materials for the production of pig iron and steel. The smelter is financed both projects together with the funds of the Operational Program Environment.
Companies in the Trinecke zelezarny Moravia Steel Group will work intensively this year to update the steel production strategy with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions in the area of primary production and energy.