|•||Electric arc furnaces feature a tap weight of maximum 120 tons|
|•||EAF Quantum furnaces support the transition to more environmentally-friendly steel production|
|•||Lower electrical energy requirement per metric ton of liquid steel|
|•||Plant concept reduces operating costs and CO2 emissions|
|•||Short project execution time|
The Chinese steel producer Henan Yaxin Steel Group Co., Ltd. (Henan Yaxin) has placed an order at Primetals Technologies for two EAF Quantum electric arc furnaces with a tapping weight of maximum 120 metric tons each. The new production plant into which Henan Yaxin are to integrate these arc furnaces will expedite a transition of the existing induction furnace production and converter steelmaking to a more environmentally-compatible electrosteel process. An extremely low requirement of electrical energy, which also contributes to a reduction in both operating costs and CO2 emissions, is greatly significant in this regard. Commissioning of both new furnaces is already scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.