LIBERTY Steel Group has contracted Danieli to supply two Danieli Digimelter that will reduce LIBERTY Ostrava’s emissions by over 80% by 2027. To be installed at the Ostrava steelworks in Czech Republic, and to start in 2025, the two Digimelters selected by LIBERTY Steel will have a combined capacity of 3.2 million tonnes per year. Starting from 2027, thanks to an enhanced electrical network, the furnaces will be able to melt HBI, DRI and scrap mixes, and up to 100% scrap, by fully exploiting Digimelter benefits. The patented Q-One power feeders that control arc current and voltage provide efficient and stable power delivery to the Digimelter units. In addition to benchmark performances in terms of power-on and electrode consumption, Digimelter powered by Q-One also ensures an almost negligible impact on the power network. Thanks to Q-One, Danieli Digimelter is hybrid by design and allows the direct use of renewable energies. In the initial phase of the project the two 200 tonnes Digimelters will replace Ostrava’s existing four tandem steelmaking oxygen converters and perform decarburization with flexible inputs of hot metal and scrap charges ranging from 80-20% to 60-40%.