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HBIS’s Laoting Steel commissions all three blast furnaces


Laoting Steel, a steelmaker under the umbrella of Hebei Iron & Steel Group (HBIS), this week commissioned the No.3 blast furnace at its new works in Laoting county in North China’s Tangshan city, meaning that all three of the steelworks’ 2,922 cu m blast furnaces are operation, a HBIS official confirmed on April 15.
The No.1 and No.2 blast furnaces were commissioned on September 7 and November 17 of 2020 respectively and the No.3 blast furnace was blown-in on April 10, according to an announcement of HBIS Co, the Shenzhen-listed arm of HBIS. Laoting Steel has an ironmaking capacity of 7.32 million tonnes/year and a


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