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.
Asia to Get Five Consteel® Plants
July 29, 2007