12. April 2021

New hot metal transport crane for the LD steel plant: delivery of the large components via the Saar River

The large components for the new hot metal transport crane at the Saarstahl LD steelworks arrived by ship in Völklingen on Saturday, 10 April, and were unloaded using the lattice boom crane specially designed for this purpose.

The new 511 hot metal transport crane is used for the transport of hot metal ladles and will replace the existing 611 crane. After the hot metal arriving by torpedo car from the blast furnaces in Dillingen has been transferred to the hot metal ladles, the crane first takes them to the desulphurization plants. After desulphurization, the hot metal is then poured into the converter by crane for the subsequent production of liquid crude steel. The total volume of the investment is around EUR 14 million.