Danieli Corus was awarded a contract for the design, supply and supervision of four greenfield blast furnaces by Vietnamese steelmaker Hoa Phat Steel. The project is part of a new steelmaking complex that will add 4 million metric tons per year to Hoa Phat’s annual capacity. The four blast furnaces will have a 1,080 m³ working volume and are designed for an annual production of 1 million metric tons of hot metal each. The furnaces will be equipped with Danieli Corus’ high-conductivity cooling and lining design based on copper plate coolers combined with graphite and silicon-carbide refractories.