Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after F. Dzerzhinsky, a subsidiary of the Ukrainian steelmaker Industrial Union of Donbass, plans by 2020 to increase its crude steel output to 7 million tons, up 2.03 times compared to 2009.
By 2020 DMKD also aims to raise its pig iron production 2.04 times to 6.5 million tons, its agglomerate production – 2.31 times to 11 million tons and its commercial steel products output by 97.7% YoY.
In order to achieve these results, by 2020 DMKD is going to construct a new sinter plant, which will include two highly productive sinter machines with a sintering area of 477 square meters and a total annual capacity of 11 million tons of agglomerate, with the subsequent decommissioning of the existing sinter plant.
Also by 2020, DMKD is planning to construct two blast furnaces of 1,640 cubic meters and 3,000 cubic meters volumes, with installation of pulverized coal injection to reconstruct its blast furnace No 9 and increase its volume to 1,640 cubic meters to install a vacuum degasser with chemical heating, and to construct a converter No 3 and ladle furnace No 3 in order to increase the output of converter steel and expand its grade range.
In addition, DMDK plans also to switch completely to the continuous casting of steel through the reconstruction of its blooming continuous caster No 2, and the construction of a continuous slab caster No 4 with a total capacity of 2.5 million tons per year. Meanwhile, also by 2020, following the reconstruction of its section rolling shop, the plant aims to expand its product range and to increase the shop’s productivity to 1.8 million tons per year.
On April 25th DMKD stopped operations at its blast furnace No 9 for capital repairs and on April 26th also started the reconstruction of it continuous billet caster No 1. Accordingly, during the capital repairs, DMKD will replace the units’ main equipment, which has registered significant levels of deterioration. (SteelOrbis)
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