Danieli Corus has been awarded a contract for the design, supply and supervision of four greenfield blast furnaces by Vietnamese steel producer Hoa Phat Steel. The project is part of the new Dung Quat iron & steel making complex committed to by Hoa Phat, who currently operate a 2.0 Mtpy iron & steel making plant in Hai Duong. The scope of the project also includes the hot blast mains, bustle mains, tuyere assemblies, level 2 automation systems and pulverized coal injection systems. The new plant will add 4 Mtpy to Hoa Phat's annual steelmaking capacity.
The four blast furnaces will have a 1080 m³ working volume and are designed for an annual production of 1.2 million tonnes of hot metal each. The furnaces will be equipped with the Danieli Corus high conductivity cooling and lining design based on copper plate coolers combined with graphite and silicon carbide refractories. This is the only design, of which the ability to achieve long and stable campaigns is beyond debate.
This contract is a major step for both Hoa Phat Steel and the Vietnamese steel industry. The four furnaces will be completed and commissioned in sequence, with the fourth being scheduled for delivering the first hot metal in 2019.