Siemens to modernize electric arc furnace for ArcelorMittal Esch-Belval in Luxemburg

ArcelorMittal Esch-Belval has awarded Siemens Metals Technologies an order to renew core components of its electric arc furnace in the Esch-sur-Alzette steel works in Luxemburg. The direct current electric arc furnace will receive a new lower shell with a fin-type anode, and a new EAF tilting platform. The new equipment will not only increase the production capacity and availability of the facility but also reduce conversion and maintenance costs. The upgraded electric arc furnace is scheduled to resume operation in April 2013.