GFG Liberty Ostrava steel plant

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GFG Liberty Ostrava steel plant (also known as ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.) is a 3600-thousand tonnes per annum (ttpa) blast furnace-basic oxygen furnace (BF-BOF) steel plant in Moravia-Silesia, in Czech Republic. GFG Liberty Ostrava steel plant operates a blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF).

Location

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Background

Liberty Ostrava, previously owned by ArcelorMittal, was purchased by Liberty Steel in July 2019 along with six other steel plants including Liberty Galati.[1]

In November 2002, GFG Liberty announced plans to install two new hybrid furnaces at GFG Liberty Ostrava. The plan includes replacing the plant's existing four tandem furnaces with two hybrid furnaces by 2023. GFG Liberty reports that the new furnaces will reduce dust emissions by 60 percent. They also report that once the 400kV power line is installed by 2025, carbon emissions will be reduced by more than 50 percent as the furnaces will be able to use 70 percent scrap, reducing the plant's reliance on imported coal and iron.[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Liberty takes over Romanian steel plant in Galati under global deal, Romania Insider, Jul. 2, 2019
  2. Liberty Steel to install two hybrid furnaces at Ostrava, Steel Orbis, Nov. 11, 2020
  3. Contacts, Liberty Steel, Retrieved on: Mar. 3, 2020
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  6. "GFG Alliance's Liberty Steel USA Further Expansion With Purchase Of Keystone Consolidated Industries". GFG Alliance. 2018. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 A new force in steel, Liberty Steel, 2019
  8. "The Ostrava Mill Turns 70 Years Old". Liberty Steel Group. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Coke Oven Plant". Liberty Steel Group. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Operations and subsidiary companies". Liberty Steel Czech Republic. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Rolling Mills". Liberty Steel Group. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  12. Liberty Ostrava as, Liberty Steel, Retrieved on: Mar. 3, 2020
  13. "Liberty Ostrava A.S." DnB. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "System Certification of the Company". Liberty Steel Group. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  15. "Liberty commits to $220 million Galati investment". EUROMETAL. 2019-09-23. Retrieved 2022-03-15.

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