On October 15, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih began reconstruction and repair of its blast furnace No. 9.
The repair is expected to last for 45 to 50 days.
The work done will help provide for the stable operation of the blast furnace until the modernization is completed in 2023.
The cost of the BF9 modernization is $270 million. It will help reduce dust emission.
BF8 produces 9.2 thousand tons of pig iron per day. After modernization output will increase to 12.5 thousand tons per day. (Ukrainian metal)