Primetals Technologies received an order from Chinese steelmaker Wuzhou Yongda Special Steel Co. to supply an electric-arc furnace (EAF) and a ladle furnace for a greenfield project. The EAF is designed to handle scrap steel of varied composition and quality. The electrical energy requirement of the EAF is extremely low because the scrap is preheated. This reduces both the operating costs and CO2 emissions. The furnaces are scheduled to be commissioned in early 2020. Primetals Technologies will also supply the complete mechanical and electrical process equipment and the automation technology.

Wuzhou Yongda is a privately owned steelmaker that produces steel rods, coiled rebar and coiled wire. The EAF and ladle furnace are part of a greenfield project for the production of stainless steels.