GFG Liberty Ostrava steel plant

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Liberty Ostrava a.s. (previously known as ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.) is a steel plant operating in Ostrava-Kunčice, Czech Republic.[1]


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Liberty Ostrava, previously owned by ArcelorMittal, was purchased by Liberty Steel in July 2019 along with six other steel plants including Liberty Galati.[2]

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.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A new force in steel, Liberty Steel, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Liberty takes over Romanian steel plant in Galati under global deal, Romania Insider, Jul. 2, 2019
  3. Liberty Steel to install two hybrid furnaces at Ostrava, Steel Orbis, Nov. 11, 2020
  4. Contacts, Liberty Steel, Retrieved on: Mar. 3, 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Fact Book 2018, ArcelorMittal, 2019
  6. Liberty Ostrava as, Liberty Steel, Retrieved on: Mar. 3, 2020
  7. 7.0 7.1 2015 Minerals Yearbook Czech Republic, USGS, October 2018
  8. Liberty Commits to $200 Million Galati Investment,, Sep. 23, 2019, Retrieved on: May 12, 2020

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