Turkish steel producer Çolako?lu Metalurji has given Siemens VAI Metals Technologies the final acceptance certificate for the modernisation of EAF No. 1 in the Gebze Plant, just four days after the first heat.

Electrical active power input has been increased by 8%, while the electrical energy consumption has been reduced by 6% at the same time, without increasing the fossil energy consumption.

This has boosted the overall productivity of the EAF by 12% without any change in the tapping weight.