NLMK Group Plans for the construction of a new walking-beam reheating furnace to streamline the slab heating process at NLMK Pennsylvania.
The reheating furnace, which will have a capacity of 395 tonne per hour or around 1.7 million tonnes per year, pre-heats steel slabs prior to further rolling at the hot strip mill. The project will significantly increase the quality of finished steel products due to the transition to a more advanced technology. It will also enable lower energy consumption and minimize environmental impact.
The new furnace will replace 3 outdated pusher-type furnaces currently operational at the facility. Construction and installation works are planned for Q3 2017; and the furnace is to become operational in 2018. Installation of the new equipment will not impact upon the facility’s production plan.
The project also includes the construction of a warehouse for slabs supplied by Novolipetsk. Project capex is estimated at $80 million.
|Type||New Reheating Furnace|
|Capacity Production||1.7 Million Tonnes Per Year|