Bricmont, Inc. of Canonsburg, Pa., has been awarded a contract to supply the engineering and material for three top- and bottom-fired walking beam furnaces for Steel Authority of India Ltd., IISCO Steel Plant. The furnaces are for three separate rolling-mill facilities being constructed at IISCO, including a wire rod mill, bar mill and universal structural mill. The wire rod mill and bar mill furnaces will have a production rate of 150 tons per year, and the universal structural mill will have a production capacity of 160 tons per year. The start of commercial operation for the furnaces is scheduled for October 2009.

Bricmont has been awarded a contract to supply engineering and materials for the modification of an existing 150-ton-per-year walking beam furnace for PT. Gunung Raja Paksi in Indonesia. The furnace will be modified to increase production to 178 tons per year, improve fuel efficiency, improve slab temperature distribution along its width and thickness, and improve material handling and tracking capability.