ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih launched geological engineering survey at the construction site of future LF-CC No. 2.
On January 3, R&D Institute Mekhanobrchermet commenced the works; the first wells have been drilled at construction site. The plan is to drill approximately 50 wells in January, thus to receive accurate information about geological conditions of the site to become the basis for engineering of all the foundations of the whole LF-CC complex.
Ruslan Barannyk, Deputy Director of (Engineering) of Investments and Engineering Department: “Engineering and geological survey is the first stage of preparation for design and further construction of the new Ladle Furnace Continuous Caster. Now it is important to understand what kind of soil the site has in order to decide on foundations, scope of work and organization of construction process. Proper organization and quality of preparation activities are the key factors for implementation of further stages in the new construction, which is strategic for our company”.
Capacity of new LFCC will amount to 1.4 million tons annually. Construction is planned to be completed by Q2 of 2018. (AMKR/Ukrainian metal)