ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe Modernizing Blast Furnace 9 in Duisburg
The steel producer is investing EUR 37 million in this modernization project, which will improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the site. The company is bringing forward the work to the end of May which was originally planned for 2014, making use of the window in the market. If orders recover following the end of the inventory cycle, short-term supply shortages can be covered from stock. During the shutdown of blast furnace 9, the other three blast furnaces – furnaces 1 and 2 in Schwelgern which have more than double the capacity, as well as furnace 8 – will run at full capacity to ensure optimum hot end operations (3/2012).