OREANDA-NEWS. October 31, 2008. Novolipetsk Steel has commissioned its 3.7 mln tpa Sinter Machine No.3 after an overhaul. The upgrade will enable the company to increase blast furnace raw materials production by 75,000 tpa.

The machine’s capacity was increased due to the modification of the iron ore raw materials charging system, the installation of additional equipment and the extension of its operating area.  The revamp resulted in accelerating the sintering process, improving sinter quality and lowering environmental impact.

The project was implemented as part of Phase 2 of NLMK’s Technical Upgrade Program (2007-2011). This is the fourth and last machine at the sinter plant to have its iron ore materials charging system upgraded.