MEXICO CITY Mexican
steelmaker Altos Hornos de México SAB de CV (Ahmsa) has
started up a new converter in its basic oxygen furnace No.
With the revamped converter, the
furnace will have a capacity of 80 tonnes of crude steel per
casting, Ahmsa said.
The startup of the new converter
marks the end of a five-year project to replace three casting
units, with a total investment of more than 100 million pesos
($8.2 million), the company said.
The converter, located in
Monclova, Coahuila state, was built by Siemens VAI Metals
Technologies GmbH in Czech Republic, Ahmsa said.
Siemens has been responsible for
the modernization and installation of several pieces of
equipment at Ahmsas steelworks in the past two years,
including the expansion of its metallurgical plant and heavy
plate rolling mill, the delivery of hot-rolling mill equipment
with new basic and process automation, and delivery of the
companys third LD converter.
A version of this article was first
published by AMM sister publication Steel