Special and engineering steel producer Metal Ravne, part of the Slovenian Steel Group (SIJ) in which the state has a 46.65% holding, has placed an order for a secondary metallurgy treatment centre for its plant at Ravne na Koroskem.

The new facilities to be supplied by SMS Mevac will comprise a ladle furnace and a 45t/60t tank degassing unit (VOD/VD).

With the new treatment centre, Metal Ravne is looking to extend its product range to include stainless steel, which will open new markets for the company and increase its market share of remelted steel. The treatment center is planned to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2015.