Usiminas Selects Danieli Corus for New 180 Tonne Converter
Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais SA has awarded the contract for the replacement of BOF Converter 5 of BOF Shop 2 at their 4.8 million tonne per year Ipatinga integrated steelworks to Danieli Corus. The new 180 tonne converter will be equipped with the Danieli-patented suspension system based on a vertical Lamella arrangement, in combination with horizontal Daniella elements, an air-cooling system for the barrel part of the vessel, and water–based cooling for the vessel’s top cone. A Q–Temp 2.0 temperature monitoring system and EIC & automation packages will also be installed as part of this revamp project. The first heat with the new converter is scheduled for 2023.
This contract is a repeat order after the contract for the replacement of BOF converter 4 in 2018 and marks the eleventh converter revamp project for Danieli Corus since 2014.