Steelmaker Installs Consteel System
Tenova Core completed the installation and commissioning of a Consteel® system for Ecuadorian steelmaker Andec at the company’s Guayaquil works, which produces reinforcing bar. It is the first Consteel installation in the region and the world’s most compact Consteel system. Consteel is acontinuous steelmaking process that preheats and continuously feeds scrap and other raw materials directly into the EAF via a patented conveying system through the EAF sidewall. The reasons behind the success of this technology in South America reside in the environmental and productivity features of Consteel technology in an area where the electrical power grid and power demand may not always permit the installation or improvements of conventional EAFs.