Ovako, Hofors Works (Sweden) has awarded The Linde Group a contract for a new rotary-hearth furnace equipped with a REBOX® flameless oxyfuel system. The furnace will play an important part in Ovako’s production of materials for the growing windmill market. The Gases Division of The Linde Group will deliver a turnkey installation project, including guaranteed capacity, emission levels and quality. Commissioning is scheduled for February 2009.

REBOX® oxyfuel solutions are employed in over 110 reheat and annealing furnaces. The use of oxyfuel will improve parameters such as fuel consumption, throughput capacity and emission levels. Ovako is a leading European long-specialty-steel-products company. It annually supplies 2 million metric tons of low-alloy and carbon steel.