International engineering group Fives supplied a reheating furnace to Severstal, a leading Russian steel producer, for its Cherepovets Steel Mill. The furnace, symbolically named “Spark,” is the first of three slab-heating furnaces launched within a major upgrade program covering furnace facilities at Mill 2000, which produces 65% of Cherepovets Steel Mill's output. The furnace, which includes on/off burners and automation control, has a capacity of 400 tons per hour for cold slab charging and 500 tons per hour for hot slab charging. This productivity is twice as high as any existing furnace at Mill 2000.
Fives, a global industrial engineering group, and JSW Dolvi Works, part of India’s leading steel producer JSW Steel, successfully discharged the first hot slab from a new reheating furnace in late March. JSW Steel contracted Fives to design and supply two reheating furnaces for its new hot-strip mill at Dolvi works in the state of Maharashtra. According to Fives, the furnaces both have the highest capacity installed in India at 450 metric tons per hour. They also feature high environmental performance and low fuel consumption. The first furnace was ignited in January 2021.
Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG awarded Danieli Centro Combustion an order to supply two walking-beam furnaces for steel slabs for its Bruckhausen hot-rolling mill in Duisburg, Germany. The furnaces will achieve high production while reducing energy consumption and NOx emissions. They will also improve slab surface quality. They have a capacity of 380 tph with cold charging and up to 560 tph with hot charging. Start-up of the slab-reheating furnaces is scheduled for the beginning of 2024.
Fives received an order from CELSA Group, a manufacturer of steel long products based in Spain, for a walking-beam furnace. The furnace, which has a capacity of 120 tons per hour, will reheat billets of different sections and lengths to serve a new rolling mill that specializes in the production of steel billets from the recovery of scrap. The furnace includes complete digital on/off control and heat-curve control for optimum combustion. It will be installed in the CELSA France plant located in the municipalities of Boucau and Tarnos, New Aquitaine region. Commissioning is scheduled in the fall.
Fives received two contracts to design and supply reheating furnaces to Chinese steelmakers, both with strict requirements on energy consumption and NOx emissions. The first project covers an ultra-low-NOx furnace to reheat long products, such as stainless steel bars, coils or wires, for Yantai Walsin Stainless Steel. Fives will supply a walking-beam furnace with a capacity of 85 tons per hour. The second contract was signed with Shijiazhuang Iron & Steel Company within China’s HBIS Group for two reheating furnaces, each with a production capacity of 130 tons per hour.
Fives signed a contract with JSW Dolvi Works, part of India’s leading steel producer JSW Steel, for the design and supply of two reheating furnaces. Fives will supply two Stein Digit@l furnaces for a new hot-strip mill. According to Fives, the furnaces will have the highest slab reheating furnace capacity in India at 450 tons/hour.
ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada will invest approximately $56.7 million in its Contrecoeur, Quebec, steel production facilities by 2020. The company will replace two reheating furnaces at its Contrecoeur-East wire rod mill and its Contrecoeur-West bar mill. These new furnaces, which aim to increase rolling capacity by 100,000 metric tons, will enable greater productivity, optimal energy use and reduced emissions.