Furnaces International News

    Blast furnace steelmaking on a high, says Global Energy Monitor report

    Steelmaking on a high

    25th July, 2023

    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.

    Primetals upgrades Salzgitter's BOF system

    Upgrades to BOF system

    21st July, 2023

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

    Blast furnace tracker offers first free global coverage of blast furnaces

    Blast furnace tracker

    11th July, 2023

    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.

    The two companies started their co-operation in 1998 with the supply by Tenova of the first Consteel® in Europe

    Tenova: A new contract

    5th July, 2023

    ORI Martin has awarded Tenova a new contract to replace its Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) at its mill in Brescia (Italy). The partnership between the companies began in 1988, when ORI Martin commissioned Tenova’s Consteel® EAF, making it the first Consteel® in Europe at the time.

    Toward Carbon Neutral Production: Novelis to Trial Use of Hydrogen in Recycling Furnaces

    Novelis trial Hydrogen

    30th June, 2023

    Novelis has been awarded £4.6 million to establish hydrogen burning trials as part of the UK Government’s £55m Industrial Fuel Switching Competition, as part of the £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP), and the wider regional HyNet project.

    Fives and Hydro partner to produce the world’s first batch of hydrogen-fueled recycled aluminium

    World’s first: hydrogen+ aluminium

    19th June, 2023

    Green hydrogen is one of the most promising emission-free fuels to address the environmental challenges of heavy polluting industries, including aluminium. The test in Hydro Extrusion’s plant is the world’s first on an industrial scale.

  • Tenova for POSCO: towards a decarbonized future together

    The company received an order for a large EAF for the Gwangyang plant in South Korea.

    16 June 2023
  • JSW Steel successfully completes waste plastic injection trials

    Integrated steel manufacturer JSW Steel has accomplished a ‘significant breakthrough in environmental sustainability’ by successfully injecting waste plastic into Blast Furnace 3 at its Vijayanagar steel plant following extensive trials.

    09 June 2023
  • Glass Futures opens £54m Global Centre of Excellence

    Glass Futures officially opened its £54m Global Centre of Excellence in St Helens, UK on the 6th June 2023.

    07 June 2023
  • Ardagh Glass Packaging to install Sorg CLEAN Melter technology

    German engineering company Sorg has begun construction of the first Clean Melter at Ardagh Glass Packaging’s facility in Obernkirchen, Germany.

    02 June 2023
  • AMETEK Land to Demonstrate its Solutions for Industrial Thermal Processing at THERMPROCESS 2023

    AMETEK Land has announced that it will demonstrate its key solutions for industrial thermal processing at THERMPROCESS 2023.

    26 May 2023
  • Vetropack starts up furnaces in new Italian plant

    Glass manufacturer Vetropack has begun the process of heating up the two melting furnaces at its new Boffalora sopra Ticino plant in Italy.

    24 May 2023