Russian Manufacturer Starts Up Electric Steelmaking Plant
SMS Siemag commissioned an electric steelmaking plant at Taganrog Metallurgical Works of TMK Group in Russia. The new plant, which is rated for an annual production of 1 million tons of steel, meets the required high environmental standards by means of advanced gas-cleaning technology and the feeding of filter dusts back into the melting process. SMS Siemag supplied an ARCCESS® electric-arc furnace with a tapping weight of 135 tons, dust-collection and gas-cleaning systems as well as the additive supply system. SMS Siemag has also equipped the installation with a combined injection system for injecting lime, filter dust and carbon. TMK Group is one of the largest manufacturers of pipe steel grades for the oil, gas and engineering industries in Russia.