GE to provide replacement service to steel plant

24 October 2018

GE Power (GE) has recently been selected by Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN), one of the largest steel producers in Latin America, to replace its converter in the steel plant in Volta Redonda, Brazil.

Steel Plant
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The Presidente Vargas Steelworks plant, located more than 100 kilometers west of Rio de Janeiro, has an annual production capacity of 5.8 MT of steel.

Looking to improve reliability and efficiency of the plant, CSN has chosen GE to provide the steel plant with the new drive system including the 12-megawatt (MW) synchronous motor, the 12-MW generator and one converter to replace the old equipment. The new converter, operating at a frequency of 50 hertz, will be used to feed remaining 50-hertz equipment, as the water pumps will use water from the nearby river for the steel process.