Tenova Italimpianti, announced it received a contract from Metalloinvest for the reconstruction of the Heating Furnace nr. 2 in the second rolling unit of Alexey Ugarov OEMK, in Russia.

As part of the reconstruction, the new design of the walking hearth furnace includes the modification of the combustion system using the new technology burners with the aim to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.

The project aims also to eliminate the formation of a range of defects in the products, allowing the client to reduce costs and increase volumes of high quality long products (Special Bar Quality, SBQ).

Marcello Tomolillo, service area manager at tenova Italimpianti commented on the task:

“Metalloinvest chose Tenova to manage this complex project because of our technical expertise and reliability in terms of time scheduling; we are very pleased to co-operate once again with this important Russian player. In a very competitive market with a continuous evolution of quality requirements, our clients can keep on top of this fast innovation pace thanks to our technological solutions. Together with our qualified personnel they are able to find the right optimizations for their equipment, so to obtain better performances and reduce operating costs.”

Marcello Tomolillo, service area manager at tenova Italimpianti

The heating furnace is planned to be commissioned in December 2022.

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