Core Furnace Systems (CORE) of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been contracted by Danieli Corp. to design and supply a Consteel® system for Commercial Metals Co.’s (CMC) new facility in Mesa, Ariz. The CMC project will increase the number of Consteel® facilities to 23 worldwide and will represent the seventh installation in the United States. The application for the CMC facility is for reinforcing bar. CORE is the exclusive licensee for Consteel®, a proprietary technology of Techint SpA, in the NAFTA market.
The Consteel® continuous steelmaking process, which preheats and feeds scrap and other raw materials directly into the EAF via a patented conveying system through the EAF sidewall, will be an important component of the continuous mill operation that Danieli and CMC have worked together to develop.