Siemens VAI Metals Technologies received a contract from Russia’s Kaluzhsky Scientific Industrial Electrometallurgical Plant for the supply and installation of a new steelmaking meltshop. Siemens’ scope of supply comprises an ultimate-type electric-arc furnace, secondary metallurgical facilities, dedusting systems and billet caster. The new meltshop will be capable of producing 1.5 million tons of liquid steel per year. Carbon- and alloy-steel grades will be cast as billets and then rolled at the same site. The new facility is scheduled to start production in 2011.
The 120-ton/150-MVA EAF will incorporate five refining combined burners and three oxy-gas burners to accelerate melting and promote post-combustion, helping the shop to achieve its target of 40 heats per day. A 120-ton twin-station ladle furnace and an alloying/additive system will enable the adjustment of steel temperature and composition. Siemens will also supply the hydraulic and electrical systems and basic and process automation.
Siemens VAI to Supply Meltshop
December 10, 2008