KREMIKOVTSI TO INTRODUCE A NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTION OF CAST IRON
The iron and steel works Kremikovtsi will begin the construction of a new installation for the production of liquid cast iron, using the environment-friendly COREX technology. The facility will cost about EUR240MN and is to be ready in the year 2009.The project of the Austrian company Voest Alpine Industrienlagenbau GmbH Co. is in compliance with all requirements for environmental protection and considerably simplifies the production scheme. It will not use agglomerate and coke in the production process, which will result in decommissioning of blast furnaces, the agglomerate and the coke plants, which are the main sources of hazardous emissions in the air and water. With the COREX technology Kremikovtsi will have an annual output capacity of 1,500,000 tons of liquid cast iron.On December 9 experts of Voest Alpine Industrienlagenbau GmbH Co. presented the new COREX technology in front of journalist and metallurgists at a press conference in the Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan.