Furnaces International News

    Guardian Glass Bascharage furnace to restart in Q4 2023

    Furnace restart in Q4 2023

    11th September, 2023

    The furnace at Guardian Glass' Bascharage, Luxembourg plant is on schedule to be operational in Q4 2023 after a cold tank repair.

    Ardagh glass packaging to install the first Sorg Clean Melter®

    Ardagh: first Sorg Melter

    7th September, 2023

    SORG has announced it will begin construction of the first SORG CLEAN Melter® at Ardagh Glass Packaging’s facility in Obernkirchen, Germany.

    Primetals to supply ArcelorMittal's Brazil plant

    Primetals BOF: ArcelorMittal

    4th September, 2023

    ArcelorMittal has recently contracted Primetals Technologies for the revamping of two LD converters (BOFs) at its steel plant in Jõao Monlevade, Brazil.

    Ardagh’s ‘NextGen’ hybrid furnace nears completion

    Hybrid furnace nears completion

    31st August, 2023

    Ardagh Glass Packaging’s NextGen hybrid furnace, which could see up to a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions, nears completion.

    Fives launches its first 100% hydrogen duct burner

    100% hydrogen burner

    30th August, 2023

    Fives has announced the launch of its first 100% hydrogen duct burner. The Hy-Ductflam™ is a key step towards the decarbonization of heating and drying processes worldwide as hydrogen emits zero carbon when burnt.

    BlueScope Steel to reline Port Kembla blast furnace

    BlueScope reline furnace

    21st August, 2023

    BlueScope Steel has approved the relining of its dormant number six coal-fired blast furnace, which will be the most expensive infrastructure project in the company's history.

  • Verallia CEO: Decarbonisation projects remain on track

    Glassmaker Verallia’s two key decarbonisation projects remain on schedule, said its CEO. Speaking to analysts during a financial call, CEO Patrice Lucas said the electrical furnace to be launched at its Cognac, France site is on track ready for next year.

    03 August 2023
  • India’s AGI Greenpac posts growth despite glass furnace shutdown

    Indian glass manufacturer AGI Greenpac posted an increased revenue of 7% despite a scheduled furnace shutdown.

    27 July 2023
  • Sorg secures Chinese glass furnace order

    German glass engineering company Sorg has secured a furnace order from China’s Nanjing Electric. The first furnace delivered by Sorg exceeded the requirements regarding the factors mentioned above and the operating time.

    26 July 2023
  • Blast furnace steelmaking on a high, says Global Energy Monitor report

    Coal-based steelmaking capacity under development globally that follows the ‘blast furnace-basic oxygen furnace’ production method increased to 380Mt/yr in 2022 from 350Mt/yr in 2021, at a time when its share of the world’s total capacity must shrink dramatically in order to hit long-term decarbonization targets.

    25 July 2023
  • Primetals upgrades Salzgitter's BOF system

    Primetals Technologies has upgraded the LD converter (BOF) process optimisation system at Salzgitter Flachstahl in Salzgitter, Germany.

    21 July 2023
  • Blast furnace tracker offers first free global coverage of blast furnaces

    Non-government organisation and clean energy reporter Global Energy Monitor has released a Global Blast Furnace Tracker (GBFT), which is the first free and publicly available dataset with global coverage of blast furnaces.

    11 July 2023