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The demands placed on product quality, plant productivity and availability are on the rise. LD (BOF) plants from Primetals Technologies lead the steelmaking sector in terms of reliability and economy.
When engineers in the early 1950s were looking for alternatives to the Siemens-Martin and Thomas steelmaking processes, they could not have imagined that they would initiate a revolution in steel manufacturing with the development of the Linz-Donawitz (LD) converter – also known as the Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF). Today, around 70% of global steel production is based on this technology. More than 200 LD (BOF) plants – including numerous turnkey projects – have been planned, built, and commissioned by Primetals Technologies.