GFG Liberty Ostrava steel plant, also known as ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s., is a 3600 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF) steel plant operating in Ostrava-Kunčice, Moravia-Silesia, Czech Republic.
In November 2020, 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
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 3600000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
- Rolling mill
This plant produces the following type of products:
Accordingly to production volume growth Vitkovice ironworks had to solve current pent and unpromising situation in the middle of Ostrava town. A decision to build brand new plant at Kuncice was made in 1942.
Construction works has begun between 1947-48.
The very first stages of the mill were formed by four coke batteries, two blast and four open-hearth furnaces and two rolling mills.
Blast furnace no.3 and no.4 were built later, between 1958-61.
In the next period the open-hearth shop was modernized and rebuilt to a tandem shop which is still in operation.
Continuos caster was commissioned in 1993.