The EU Commission has granted thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH an extension of the permissible period for using chromium trioxide. With the publication in the EU Official Journal on 21/10/2020, new review times for the use of chromium (VI) now apply for the production of tinplate and special chromium-coated packaging steel from the company. The period expires on 21/10/2027 for tinplate and on December 31, 2028 for special chromium-coated steel.

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  • Project includes installation of bottom blowing and new process control system
  • New KOBM converter will shorten blowing process and improves steel cleanliness
  • Improved steel quality fits requirements of automotive industry

In August 2020, Primetals Technologies received an order from HBIS Group Handan Iron and Steel to upgrade an existing BOF converter in the steel plant in Handan, China, to a KOBM (“Kombinierter Oxygen Blown Bottom Maxhütte”) converter including the complete automation system.

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  • World´s most compact pelletizing plant
  • Production capacity of 1.0 million tons of pellets per year
  • Combines well-proven travelling grate process with circular dip-rail cooler
  • Highly efficient use of equipment, low operational expenses and zero waste
  • Fully automated process control and operation

In October, the world´s most compact pelletizing plant was started-up at the Basantpur, Keonjhar district site of Pro Minerals Pvt. Ltd. (Pro Minerals) in the Indian State of Odisha.

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At Hoa Phat Group, Vietnam, a consortium consisting of WISDRI Engineering & Research Incorporation Ltd. and SMS group has successfully completed the commissioning of the last one of a total of four new converters supplied by SMS group. Thanks to comprehensive remote support from SMS group, the commissioning went very smoothly despite the travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic which made it extremely difficult for people to be present on the site. The two converter meltshops last commissioned are designed for an annual production of four million tons of liquid steel.

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