Evraz has completed a $310M upgrade of its converter shop at its NTMK site in the Urals, Russia.

The converter shop’s capacity has increased by 700kt to 4.5Mt/y of steel. The reconstruction of converter No 4 and caster No 3 was the last stage of a large-scale modernisation project.

The cost of the modernisation of the No 4 converter was $50M and for the caster no 3 upgrade $55M.

The NTMK steelmaking facilities now consist of four upgraded converters and four continuous casting machines. The installation of gas cleaning and extraction equipment decreased emissions at the converter shop.