Byelorussian Iron and Steel Works (BMZ) has announced that in early October this year it has tested technology which is new for the company at its electric steel melting shops, in particular relating to steel smelting with the addition of hot briquetted iron (HBI).
The first batch of HBI in the amount of 5,000 mt was received by BMZ at the end of September from Venezuela.
Accordingly, the first test at BMZ's electric steel melting shop No. 1 began on ordinary steel grades, which are used in the production of rebar at the plant's mill-320. If all goes well, BMZ plans to use the new technology also in the production of quality steel grades.