BGH has one of the most modern plant structures in the world. Innovations such as fully automated ultrasonic testing facilities for bar steel up to 1 000 mm in diameter or induction heat treatment lines are just a few examples.
With their fully integrated production process - from the melt to the finished wire, bar or open-die forging.
BGH FREITAL GRANTS FINAL ACCEPTANCE FOR AOD CONVERTER SUPPLIED BY PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES
The planned capacity of the extended steel mill corresponds to an output of about 120,000 metric tons of stainless and special steel per year. Primetals Technologies received the order at the beginning of 2019.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 150000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
This plant produces the following type of products:
Boschgotthardshütte, or BGH Edelstahl, located in the center of the saxon town Freital was founded in 1855 under the name “Saxon Gußstahlfabrik”. Ore and coal deposits around Dresden area enabled fast developement o before the end of the 19th century already.
After the Second World War the plant was completely dismantled by Soviet troops. However a brand new mill was built here soon after and was known for many years as VEB Edelstahlwerk. It became famous for production of speciality steel and was one of the leading companies of its kind in the entire DDR.
In 1990 the plant was privatized by Rüdiger Winterhagerem from Siegen.
Today, the heart of the steel shop consists of 42 t EAF with horizontal continuous caster and ladle furnace with VOD facility. Ingots, which are teemed here, are further processed on two rolling mills and forge. BGH Freital currently employs 600 workers.