Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group has successfully restarted their Blast Furnace No. 5 after it was rebuilt and equipped with a "Hoogovens" cooling and lining design in the bosh and stack areas. The contract for this part of the rebuild project was awarded to Danieli Corus in February of 2019 given the excellent experiences with Blast Furnace No. 6, which was rebuilt using Danieli Corus technology earlier.
The blow–in took place 112 days after the blow–down, completing the project eight days ahead of schedule. We are proud to have contributed to this success and are confident that Blast Furnace No. 5 – like Blast Furnace No. 6 – will demonstrate its value to Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group in terms of operational efficiency and availability for many years to come.