December 23rd, 2021

Hoa Phat orders two more blast furnaces from Danieli Corus

Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel and Danieli Corus have signed a contract for the design and supply of two Blast Furnaces for the Dung Quat Steel Integrated Complex 2. This new plant will add 5.6 Mtpa of steel to Hoa Phat’s annual production capacity – with 5 Mtpa currently being produced at the Dung Quat Steel Integrated Complex 1 that was recently completed.

The two 2500 m³ working volume furnaces will form the heart of this new steel plant – each with a nominal annual hot metal production rate of 2.5–2.8 Million tonnes. Both furnaces will be equipped with the Danieli Corus high conductivity cooling and lining design based on copper plate coolers and graphite refractories – designated “the indestructible bosh” by some steel producers for its unparalleled campaign length capability.

This contract follows an earlier order in 2017 for four 1080 m³ working volumes furnaces, all of which are now in operation (the first having been commissioned within 24 months after the contract was signed). The stable and uninterrupted ironmaking operations with these furnaces, as well as the very effective project execution experienced by both parties have been at the basis for selecting Danieli Corus as the key technology provider for this second phase.

In addition to the Blast Furnaces, Level 2 Process Automation Systems, Pulverized Coal Injection Systems and part of the Hot Blast Systems are included in the present contract’s scope. The project will be executed following a schedule equally ambitious as that for the Phase I project. Given the excellent partnership developed during that project, Hoa Phat and Danieli Corus are confident that Phase II will contribute greatly and quickly to Hoa Phat’s continued rapid growth as Vietnam’s leading steel producer.