JFE Steel announced on 30th that the company would construct an additional steel converter at the No. 3 steelmaking plant of the West Japan Works (Fukuyama Area) and introduce a most-advanced hot-metal treatment process with construction of the converter.|
Such new process makes it possible to reduce use of auxiliary material substantially and contribute to saving of resources and reduction of energy.
Operation of the converter with capacity of 330 tons/charge is scheduled to start in January, 2015. JFE's investment amount is a little over 20 billion yen.