Kobe Steel to Make Investments at Steelworks
New desiliconization and desulfurization equipment will be installed at Kobe Works. The existing hot-metal treatment furnace will be used only for dephosphurization. In the same way as Kakogawa, independent treatment using separate equipment will enable highly efficient processing. Start-up is scheduled for October 2012. These investments will improve production systems and help expand sales of high-end steel plate for the energy industry.