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22.06.17

CHINESE CUSTOMER TO EQUIP FOUR NEW BLAST FURNACES WITH PAUL WURTH BLT CHARGING AND INBA SYSTEMS

Chinese customer to equip four new Blast Furnaces with Paul Wurth BLT Charging and INBA Systems

For a brand-new, 12 mtpy ironmaking plant, Hebei Zongheng Group Tangshan Fengnan Iron & Steel relies on the latest technology of the international market leader in top charging and slag granulation.

Recently, Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation (CERI), the General Contractor, signed two contracts with Paul Wurth for engineering and supply of four sets of Central Feed Bell Less Top® charging systems as well as INBA® slag granulation and dewatering equipment for the four blast furnaces of the end customer’s new ironmaking plant. Each of these furnaces will have an inner volume of 2,850 m3, designed for a daily production of 7,522.5 tons of hot metal.

The BLT order comprises all the mechanical equipment (including material hoppers of 65 m3 volume), the cooling, hydraulic and lubrication systems, field mounted electrical and lubrication equipment as well as site supervision services for erection and commissioning. The tops feature some of Paul Wurth’s latest developments such as the pressurized cooling concept for the chute transmission gearbox. The INBA order covers eight dewatering drum units under hot water system, which is quite commonly adopted by local customers.

Considering Paul Wurth’s convincing arguments and facts, both the customer and the general contractor have decided to go for the innovative and reliable technology of the international market leader.

All four blast furnaces of Tangshan Fengnan’s new plant shall be commissioned in the course of the year 2018. A fifth, identical blast furnace is subject of the customer’s further expansion plans; this is foreseen to be built after hot commissioning of the first four furnaces.

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