China Steel Corporation (CSC), located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, commissioned Germany’s SMS Mevac, Germany to supply a 270-ton twin ladle furnace. The scope comprises engineering, supply, supervision of installation and training. The furnace has an annual capacity of 1.94 million tons is intended for the No. 2 BOF steelmaking plant. Commissioning is scheduled for March 2013. CSC currently operates five RH plants as well as one ladle furnace for liquid steel treatment.
CSC is planning to invest $486 million to open a new
production line for motor-use electrical sheet steel in Kaohsiung. Taiwan's
largest steelmaker initiated the investment project in anticipation of a surge in
demand for electric-powered vehicles and wind power. The planned line will
produce 150,000-200,000 tons of electrical sheet steel per year. Construction
of the new factory, which is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs, is
scheduled to be completed in 2013.
China Steel Orders Ladle Furnace
August 18, 2011