Tenova announced the planned installation of five new Consteel® plants in Asia. These add to the 25 Consteel systems already fully operational or currently under construction worldwide.

Tokyo Steel will equip its Kurashiki, Japan plant with a system delivering 360 metric tons of steel/hour – the highest installed capacity in the world. It should be operational by mid-2009.

Korea’s Dong Bu Company has ordered two Consteel systems for the two new electric furnaces at its Asian Bay steelworks. Total capacity will be more than 400 metric tons/hour, and they are expected to be operational in 2009.

In China, a Consteel system will be installed at Anshan Heavy Machine Manufacturing Co. This system is unique because it will be integrated to an EAF with tapping sizes ranging from 60-120 metric tons feeding a foundry that produces medium to large ingots. Start up is expected by the end of 2008.

The latest order will be installed in a new steel plant in Haiphong, North Vietnam. The production plan is for 400,000 metric tons of billet per year, and start up should occur before the end of 2008.