Fives finalises Indian furnaces contracts

Fives finalises Indian furnaces contracts

Fives Group has signed contracts to design and supply four new reheating furnaces this year in India: two for the Rourkela Steel Plant, and two others for another Indian steel plant on India’s western coast.

Primetals Technologies Japan, has entrusted the French steel production technology giant with the design and supply of two 300 tons/hr walking beam furnaces for reheating high quality steel slabs. They will serve a new 3Mt/yr hot strip mill installed at the Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) Rourkela Steel Plant, located in the eastern state of Odisha. The mill is scheduled for commissioning in 2018 and will provide high quality coils for a proposed autosheet joint venture with ArcelorMittal.

Fives will supply its Stein Digit@l Furnace AT technology, equipped with the AdvanTek combustion system and controlled by the level 2 Virtuo® Edge-R package, which, it claims, ensures optimum reheating of the slabs with minimum environmental impact.

Fives claims that its AdvanTek burners provide ‘a unique feature of fuel flexibility allowing the customer to use available fuels most efficiently and easily switch between low calorific value mixed gas and heavy fuel oil.’

Stein Digit@l Furnace AT technology was awarded the Fives Engineered Sustainability brand for being the best-in-class product in terms of environmental performance.