OREANDA-NEWS. June 19, 2012. A new ladle shop was commissioned in Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland. The investment project, which cost EUR3.68 million and took six months to complete, will significantly shorten the production time. This is due to the elimination of the turn-table, cutting the time the ladle takes to circulate between the converters and continuous casting line by about 15 minutes, reported the press-centre of ArcelorMittal.   

This will in turn reduce heat losses during transport, removing the need to heat the ladle. It will also improve the company’s energy use and its environmental footprint.

“After the modernisation of the sinter belt no. 2 and the opening of the PCI installation, the new ladle shop is yet another investment carried out in one of our key plants in Poland. Our ambition is to make the Dabrowa Gornicza unit of ArcelorMittal Poland one of the most modern and environmentally friendly steelworks in Europe,” commented Manfred Van Vlierberghe, CEO of ArcelorMittal Poland.