Order for Sublance–Based BOF Process Control System from Hebei Jingye
Danieli Corus has signed a contract with Hebei Jingye Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. from the People's Republic of China for one Sublance system and Static–Dynamic Process Control Model. The system will be installed at the new, 180 tonne Converter No. 5 at the BOF Plant No. 2 operated by Hebei Jingye. Within four months after the award of the order for the design, supply and installation of three systems, an additional contract was signed.
September 25, 2017


Hoa Phat selects Danieli Corus for Dung Quat 4 Mtpy Blast Furnace Complex
Danieli Corus has been awarded a contract for the design, supply and supervision of four greenfield blast furnaces by Vietnamese steel producer Hoa Phat Steel. The project is part of the new Dung Quat iron & steel making complex committed to by Hoa Phat, who currently operate a 2.0 Mtpy iron & steel making plant in Hai Duong. The scope of the project also includes the hot blast mains, bustle mains, tuyere assemblies, level 2 automation systems and pulverized coal injection systems. The new plant will add 4 Mtpy to Hoa Phat's annual steelmaking capacity.

The four blast furnaces will have a 1080 m³ working volume and are designed for an annual production of 1 million tonnes of hot metal each. The furnaces will be equipped with the Danieli Corus high conductivity cooling and lining design based on copper plate coolers combined with graphite and silicon carbide refractories. This is the only design, of which the ability to achieve long and stable campaigns is beyond debate.

This contract is a major step for both Hoa Phat Steel and the Vietnamese steel industry. The four furnaces will be completed and commissioned in sequence, with the fourth being scheduled for delivering the first hot metal in 2019.
September 4, 2017


Order for Sublance–Based BOF Process Control System from Hebei Puyang Iron & Steel
Danieli Corus has been awarded a contract for the design, supply and supervision of installation and commissiong of two sublance systems and one static-dynamic process control model from Hebei Puyang Iron & Steel Co. Ltd.

The order for these two systems, which will be installed at Hebei Puyang's 80 tonne converters, confirms the excellent relationship with this client as well as Danieli Corus's leading position in BOF process control systems. Hebei Puyang currently uses two sublance systems and two hot metal desulphurization systems at their steel plant, all of which have demonstrated excellent performance.
June 28, 2017


Severstal awards contract for Blast Furnace No. 5 reline to Danieli Corus
Danieli Corus has signed a contract with Severstal for the reline of Blast Furnace No. 5 at their Cherepovets plant in Russia. As part of this project, the blast furnace shell, refractories and cooling system will be replaced and the scope of work for the majority of these items is based on design, supply and construction and commissioning supervision.

Following the outstanding achievements with Blast Furnace No. 4, which was converted by Danieli Corus to a “Hoogovens” type cooling and lining system in 2005, Severstal has decided to apply this technology to their flagship Blast Furnace as well. This cooling and lining design is based on machined copper plate coolers in combination with high conductivity graphite, which is the only design with proven capability of achieving campaign lengths in excess of 20 years regardless of ironmaking process circumstances.

In addition to copper staves installed in the taphole area, the furnace will be equipped with a full ring of copper stave coolers in the upper hearth.

After completion of the project, at a 6117 m³ useful volume, Severstal Cherepovets No. 5 will be the largest Blast Furnace in the world. The furnace has 40 tuyeres and 4 tapholes and is designed for an annual production of more than 4.7 million tons of hot metal. The reline is scheduled to commence in early 2020, with deliveries of materials to site taking place in 2019.
May 17, 2017


Order for Sublance–Based BOF Process Control System from Huai’an Special Steel
Danieli Corus has been awarded a contract for the Design, Supply and Installation Supervision of a Sublance-Based BOF Process Control System from Huai’an Special Steel Co. Ltd. of the People's Republic of China.

Huai’an Special Steel is part of the Shagang Group. In recent years, Shagang Group has purchased multiple BOF Process Control Systems from Danieli Corus, including one to replace an underperforming system from a competing European supplier. Based on the high quality and reliability of the equipment as well as the continued strong performance of the Danieli Corus experts on site at Shagang's BOF plants, Danieli Corus was selected for this project.
April 29, 2017


Order for Reline of MMK Blast Furnace No. 1
Danieli Corus has signed a contract with Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) for the reline of Blast Furnace No. 1 at their Magnitogorsk (Russia) plant. The scope of work includes design, supply, installation supervision, cold and hot commissioning supervision. The reline is scheduled to take place in the first quarter of 2018.

Blast Furnace No. 1 is one of the eight furnaces at the Magnitogorsk plant. The tuyere zone, bosh and belly will be converted from a cooling system based on cast iron staves to the “Hoogovens” Cooling and Lining design. This cooling and lining design is based on machined copper plate coolers in combination with high conductivity graphite, which is the only design with proven capability of achieving campaign lengths in excess of 20 years regardless of ironmaking process circumstances. As part of this project, the furnace construction will be converted from lintel–supported to freestanding.
April 14, 2017


Order for Sublance–Based BOF Process Control System from Hebei Jingye
Danieli Corus has been awarded a contract by Hebei Jingye Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. for the design, supply and installation of a BOF Process Control System for their No. 2 Steelmaking Plant. The system will be based on the Danieli Corus proprietary Static–Dynamic Model for BOF Process Control, and all three of the 180 tonne converters will be equipped with a Sublance System. This contract confirms Danieli Corus leadership in BOF Process Control Technology.
March 27, 2017


Order for the Reline of ArcelorMittal Zenica Blast Furnace No. 4
Danieli Corus and ArcelorMittal have signed a contract for the reline of the Blast Furnace No. 4 operated by ArcelorMittal at their integrated plant in Zenica, Bosnia Hercegovina. This contract follows a number of successful blast furnace and hot blast system repair projects completed by Danieli Corus within Europe, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany.

After the reline, the furnace will have a 2024 m³ working volume. From the tuyere band upwards, the furnace will be rebuilt in-kind to its current design based on stave cooling. The hearth refractory and part of the hearth shell will be replaced based on a new design by Danieli Corus. Outside the furnace, portions of refractories in the hot blast main, bustle pipe and trough and runner systen will be replaced.

During the project, an Above Burden Probe with ancillary instrumentation and automation systems will be installed following the very satisfactory performance of such a system implemented by Danieli Corus in 2016 at a plant operated by ArcelorMittal elsewhere.

Finally, a thermocouple system for thermal monitoring of the furnace lining will be installed under this contract and Danieli Corus will provide operational assistance services during blow-down, salamander tapping and blow-in. The furnace reline is scheduled to take place during the first quarter of 2018.
February 16, 2017


Order for Coal Injection System for SAIL Bhilai Steel Plant Blast Furnace No. 4


Danieli Corus has signed a Contract for a Coal Injection System for Blast Furnace No. 4 at the Bhilai Steel Plant operated by Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). This will be Danieli Corus’s thirteenth Pulverized Coal Injection project in India, underlining the company's pre-eminence in PCI Technology in the country.

SAIL Bhilai Blast Furnace No. 4 has a 1489 m³ working volume and has a design hot metal production capacity of 3,300 tonnes per day. The PCI System is designed for injection rates up to 150 kilogrammes per tonne hot metal through the current 18 tuyeres. the injection system has a design provision for the addition of six more tuyeres in the future.
February 10, 2017


First DANCU gearbox shipped to Zaporizhstal


On February 9, 2017, the first DANCU gearbox was shipped to Zaporizhstal in Ukraine after completing a twenty day workshop test, including six full days of continuous running to simulate the operational situation at the client's site. The gearbox is supplied under a contract signed in 2016 for the supply of a complete Top Charging System for the Blast Furnace No. 3 at Zaporizhstal, which is currently undergoing a modernization.

The DANCU technology is a co-development by Danieli Corus and Danieli Centro Metallics. It was developed with the objectives of achieving unparallelled availability and easiest maintainability. All main components are designed and manufactured to be failure–free or redundant for fully uninterrupted operations. Some highlights are:

> Fully hydraulic operation to eliminate the vulnerabilities of existing electro-mechanical designs

> Full redundancy of tilting and rotation equipment

> Bigger main bearing to prevent torque inversion

> Closed circuit cooling

In addition, given the client's operating environment, the design for this project was modified for blast furnace operation on hot sinter. To accommodate this practice in this cold environment, all major equipment is engineered and manufactured for the ability to accept raw materials with temperatures up to 700 degrees as well as e.g. frozen coke.

The DANCU gearbox will be installed during the current blast furnace modernization. A second, spare unit will also be shipped to the client under the same contract.
February 9, 2017


Danieli Corus completes Hearth Repair at DK Recycling und Roheisen
Danieli Corus has completed the reline of the hearth of Blast Furnace No. 3 at the Duisburg, Germany plant operated by DK Recycling und Roheisen. This furnace produces specialty pig iron grades and operates at higher zinc loads than any other blast furnace in the world. This is caused by the raw material feed, which is based on iron and zinc containing residues of other steel producers.

The end of the previous hearth campaign was marked by the escalation of expansion phenomena in the hearth, resulting in the furnace lifting itself more than 200 mm on top of its own foundation pad. The consequences for production dictated a completed reline of the hearth and replacement of the foundation.

The project was executed during the summer period and the blast furnace was successfully put back into operation on August 9th, 2016.
August 10, 2016


Zaporizhstal orders Danieli Corus Top Charging Unit with DANCU Gearbox for their Blast Furnace No. 3
Ukrainian steelmaker Zaporizhstal has signed a contract for a new top charging unit for their Blast Furnace No. 3 with Danieli Corus. The furnace will be rebuilt in early 2017 and Zaporizhstal requires increased production and availability levels for the next campaign. The contract for the Danieli Corus Top Charging Unit with DANCU Gearbox, which is a co–development with Danieli Centro Metallics, was awarded after a thorough comparison of all available top charging technologies.

Chute–type charging devices have proven to offer optimum control over the distribution of raw material on the blast furnace stockline. However, traditional electro–mechanical technologies are known to have vulnerabilities and since the charging unit largely determines the availability of the blast furnace and requires long outages in case of exchange, Danieli Corus and Danieli Centro Metallics have developed this new technology with the main objectives of maximum availability and maintainability.

To achieve maximum reliability as well as the most consistent positioning of the chute, hydraulics were selected for most of the core components of the unit. All main components are designed and manufactured to be failure–free or redundant for uninterrupted operations. The rotating and tilting movements of the chute are achieved with only four moving parts, making this charging unit the most robust design available.

For uncompromised quality and reliability, manufacturing of main components such as the gearbox takes place at the Danieli workshops according to the highest standards. To minimize commissioning efforts of site, all components are submitted to thorough pre–commissioning tests within the workshop premises.

A common operational practice in the Russian and Ukrainian steel industries is the application of hot raw materials such as sinter as stockfeed for the blast furnace. To accommodate this practice in this cold environment, all major equipment is engineered and manufactured for the ability to accept raw materials with temperatures up to 700 degrees as well as e.g. frozen coke. Valves need to enable pressurization in cycles and charge precisely the required amount to the distributer. Main valves are steam–cooled to ensure long lifetime.

The blast furnace will be revamped in the first months of 2017, where the replacement of the new top charging unit will be supervised by Danieli Corus. During the start–up of the system, trajectory measurements will allow for further calibration of the charging automation systems as well as prove system performance.
June 12, 2016


Danieli Corus completes pulverized coal injection system for ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih No. 9
Recently, the PCI system at ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih No. 9 was completed and commissioned successfully. The scope of the project included the coal grinding and preparation plant as well as the dense phase coal transport and injection system for this 42 tuyere furnace. The system includes a traditional PCI building for the grinding, preparation and storage of the pulverized coal. To maximize health and safety, the distributor is positioned at an elevation around the furnace’s tuyere level and located, along with a large portion of the injection lines, in a separate distributor building. Injection is based on the principle of equal pressure drop over the injection lines, which has the advantage of achieving equal coal/gas ratios at all tuyeres based on simple physical principles and without installing superfluous measurement and control equipment.

This blast furnace has an inner volume of 5000 m³, making it the country’s largest. The furnace produces 9500 tonnes of hot metal per day. The PCI system was designed for peak injection rates of up to 200 kilograms of coal per tonne hot metal. During the commissioning and ramp-up phases, sustained injection levels of 150 kg/tHM were achieved. This eliminates the requirement for up to 150 kg/tHM of expensive metallurgical coke charged via the top of the furnace, bringing ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih substantial savings in their ironmaking operations.
May 18, 2016


Order for Above Burden Probes by Tata Steel for their Blast Furnace I at Jamshedpur, India
Danieli Corus and Danieli Corus India have been awarded a contract for two Above Burden Probes at Tata Steel India for their "I" furnace at Jamshedpur. Given the limited working life of the standard-issue probes, Tata Steel has contracted Danieli Corus to replace these probes with equipment of an improved design.
May 16, 2016


Order to Danieli Corus & Danieli Corus India from JSW Steel Ltd for a Level II System for their Blast Furnace No 1 at Toranagallu, India
Danieli Corus was awarded a controct for a Level II System at JSW Steel for their Blast Furnace No. 1 at Toranagallu. This Furnace was recently rebuilt by from size 1,250 m³ IV to 2,307 m³ IV Danieli Corus India has been successful in winning an order for a stand-alone Level II system.
May 2, 2016


Order for additional supply of Cast Iron Stave Coolers from SAIL Bhilai Steel Plant
Danieli Corus has been awarded the order for a further supply of Cast Iron Staves to the Steel Authority of India for their Blast Furnace No. 7 at the Bhilai Steel Plant. Danieli Corus was initially contracted to supply both Copper and Cast Iron Staves for an in kind repair of the Furnace (Rows S3, S4, S5 & S6) but it has now been found that the original Cast Iron Staves in Row S7 have also begun to leak. The Furnace is scheduled to be repaired in late 2016.
April 30, 2016


DK Recycling und Roheisen selects Danieli Corus for the reline of the hearth of Blast Furnace No. 3
Danieli Corus has signed a contract with DK Recycling und Roheisen for the reline of the hearth of Blast Furnace No. 3 at their Duisburg (Germany) plant. The scope of work includes design and supply, demolition, construction works and commissioning supervision. The existing hearth refractories will be replaced from the bottom plate of the furnace up to and including the tuyere band.

Blast Furnace No. 3 has a 580 m³ working volume and produces up 1200 tonnes of specialty pig iron per day. The product mix includes one hundred specialty pig iron varieties and the furnace is also used to produce pig iron alloys specifically to a client’s specification

DK Recycling und Roheisen recycles substantial quantities of iron-bearing waste materials that are typically rich in elements that are detrimental for the blast furnace process, such as zinc. Special measures enable the blast furnace to process this material, but this introduces additional loadings and chemical attack on the blast furnace lining and the Danieli Corus design has been selected as the best solution for the next campaign.

Danieli Corus was contracted by DK Recycling und Roheisen for many revamp projects in the past and this order confirms the excellent relationship with this client. Earlier, Danieli Corus was contracted for the reline of the bosh area of the same blast furnace as well as the replacement of its hot blast main.
March 16, 2016


Danieli Corus Commissions Fifth Sublance System at Jigang
A team of Danieli Corus specialists has successfully completed the commissioning of the sublance-based process control system for converter No. 2 of Jigang’s BOF Shop No. 4. Jigang Group is part of Shandong Iron & Steel Group and one of the top 10 steel producers in the country and the construction of the new BOF Shop No. 4 is part of a capacity expansion program. This was the fourth Sublance project by Danieli Corus for Jigang after earlier contracts were signed in 2002, 2004 and 2008. The Jinan site now operates five Danieli Corus Sublance Systems. Jigang has been a pioneer in China in implementing fully computerized converter operation at the touch of a single button using Danieli Corus Sublance Technology. Now, Jigang will have the full benefits of fully automatic steelmaking system, which is subject to continuous improvement at every single implementation, also for their BOF Shop No. 4.
February 4, 2016


Revamp of two Hot Blast Systems at JSW Steel completed
Danieli Corus has completed the repair and rebuild of Hot Blast Stoves at the JSW Steel Bellary Plant in Toranagallu, India. Given the precarious state of the existing Hot Blast Stoves of a competing European design at Blast Furnace Nos. 3 and 4, Danieli Corus was asked in 2014 to carry out emergency repairs on four of the stoves (two from each Blast Furnace) so that the Furnaces would be able to continue operation in the short term. In the second stage of the project, Danieli Corus has rebuilt two stoves (one from each Blast Furnace) where a substantial portion of the internals of the stoves were replaced. These were commissioned recently.

Blast Furnace Nos. 3 and 4 are the largest at the Toranagallu plant at a working volume of 3445 m³ each. They were started up in 2009 and 2011 respectively, but within one year after start-up, JSW observed hot spots in a number of areas of the hot blast system of both furnaces. Espcially in the stoves of Blast Furnace No. 3, additional problems such as leakage and damage were found. These problems forced JSW Steel to modify the operating parameters for the furnaces, compromising the operational targets.

With the repair and rebuild projects executed in 2014 and 2015, both Blast Furnaces have re-entered stable and secure operations. This project, whereby Danieli Corus repaired and rebuilt as many as six hot blast stoves originally built by a competing European supplier, confirms Danieli Corus leadership in hot blast stove technology.
February 1, 2016


Order for Hot Repair of Blast Furnace 'B' Hot Blast System from Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann
Danieli Corus was awarded the order for the hot repair of the hot blast system at blast furnace 'B' at the Duisburg integrated steel plant operated by Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann (HKM). The main scope of the project includes the repair of the burner crowns and hot blast outlets for all the three hot blast stoves as well as the repair of the end covers of the hot blast main and mixing pot. The complete hot blast system will be kept hot during these repairs. With some additional repair jobs that are also included, this project will bring the entire hot blast system back up to date.
December 18, 2015


Danieli Corus completes Performance Guarantee Test at SAIL Rourkela Blast Furnace No. 5
A team of Danieli Corus specialists has achieved all of the required parameters for the Performance Guarantee (PG) for SAIL RSP Blast Furnace No. 5 – also known as “Durga” furnace. The Performance Guarantee test was successfully completed on September 19th, 2015. During the test, new records were set for production levels as well as fuel rates. Given the available raw material qualities, Danieli Corus has set new standards in India with this achievement.

“Durga” furnace has proven its potential for further increased production levels. This potential is a result of an unrivaled design, good quality supplies and equipment, accurate installation procedures and, above all, by world class operational practices.
September 21, 2015


Order for Ceramic Burner Rebuild and Checkerwork Replacement from Tata Steel Europe
Danieli Corus has received an order from Tata Steel Europe for the rebuild of the ceramic burner and replacement of part of the checkerwork of Hot Blast Stove No. 15 operated at their Port Talbot plant. This order follows earlier, similar projects and confirms the excellent relationship with Tata Steel Europe in Port Talbot.
June 11, 2015


Order for Sublance System and SDM from Jigang Group
Danieli Corus has received an order for the design, supply and supervision for a Sublance System and a Static and Dynamic Model from Jigang Group for their Jinan, China plant. This is the third order for Sublance-based Process Control Systems awarded to Danieli Corus by Jigang Group after earlier contracts were signed in 2004 and 2008. With this third order, the Jinan site will receive its fifth Danieli Corus Sublance System.
May 29, 2015


Watch our new video about the Steel Plant Model, a 3D simulation tool for BOF plant logistics
Danieli Corus has released a video about the steel plant model, which is a 3D simulation tool for BOF plant logistics. This model was developed to optimize logistics in both existing and new BOF steel plants. It simulates any operational scenario in any BOF steel plant realistically and accurately in 3D and real time. All objects, including equipment, cranes and ladles, communicate. Simulation includes process time deviations, maintenance and breakdowns.

The video is available in high quality through YouTube on the following location:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSimuI-dA8I
April 17, 2015


Order for the Replacement of two Hot Blast Stoves from Tata Steel Europe
Danieli Corus has received an order from Tata Steel Europe for the replacement of hot blast stoves 63 and 64 for the Blast Furnace No. 6 operated at their IJmuiden site. The scope of work includes design, supply, erection and commissioning as well as demolition of the existing stoves.

The new stoves will be built for a lifetime in excess of 30 years. This project takes the Danieli Corus hot blast stove technology, including the improvements made during the engineering and construction of more than 200 hot blast stoves, back to the world–class plant where both the company and the technology have their roots.
March 31, 2015


Order for two Sublance Systems including Static–Dynamic Model from JSW Steel, Dolvi Works
Danieli Corus has received an order for the design, supply and installation supervision for two Sublance-based BOF Process Control Systems with the Static-Dynamic Process Model from JSW Steel for the new BOF shop at their Dolvi Works in Maharashtra, India.

This is a repeat order from JSW Steel, who operate their two BOF Plants in Toranagallu, Karnataka with seven Sublance Systems supplied by Danieli Corus. The excellent performance of these systems in terms of increased production and improved steel quality as well as the continuous support from the Danieli Corus team have been essential for JSW Steel in deciding on this repeat order.
February 9, 2015


Order for Design and Supply of a Spare Blast Furnace Hearth from Ternium Siderar
Danieli Corus has been awarded the purchase order for the design and supply of one Spare Hearth from Ternium Siderar for the Blast Furnace No. 1 operated at their plant in San Nicolás, Argentina. Over the last decade, Danieli Corus has received various orders for Blast Furnace projects from Ternium Siderar, the most recent of which was in 2012 for the design and supply of a complete Hearth for Blast Furnace No. 2.
January 6, 2015


Order for Design and Supply of third Sublance–Based BOF Process Control System from Rizhao Steel Group
Danieli Corus has been awarded the order for the design and supply of one complete Sublance System including the Static–Dynamic Model for BOF Process Control from Rizhao Steel Group, China. This order follows an order from October 2013 for two Systems, which are currently nearing completion. This third system will be implemented at Rizhao's third, 300 tonne converter at their BOF shop.
January 5, 2015


Danieli Corus receives Performance Acceptance Certificate for Sublance-Based Process Control Systems at JSW Steel, India
On 5 October 2014, the Performance Acceptance Tests for the four Sublance Systems and Static and Dynamic Process Model/Level 2 Systems installed at the No. 2 BOF Steel Plant operated by JSW Steel in Toranagallu (India) were successfully completed and the Performance Acceptance Certificates were issued by JSW. These tests are a final follow-up for the hot commissioning that took place earlier this year and complete the first successful implementation of Sublance-Based BOF Process Control in India, where automatic steelmaking with the converter operating in full computer mode was previously met with reservations. The excellent results achieved by the operators in Toranagallu have, however, demonstrated the value of the system and the willingness of JSW Steel to pioneer this technology in India will pave the way towards continued growth in this vast industry.
October 6, 2014


Danieli Corus launches Steel Plant Model (SPM) - Simulation Tool for BOF Steel Plant Logistics
At the European Oxygen Steelmaking Conference (EOSC) in Trinec, Czech Republic, Danieli Corus presented the newly developed Steel Plant Model(SPM), a simulation tool for BOF Steel Plant Logistics.

The SPM is designed by Danieli Corus and Systems Navigator to optimize logistics in both existing and new steel plants. The SPM is able to simulate any steel plant realistically and accurately in 3D and real time. All objects (including equipment, cranes and ladles) are able to communicate. The tool includes process time deviations, maintenance and breakdowns in the simulation. Thanks to Smart Cranes interaction the transportation is included very realistically.

By analyzing various scenarios, the optimal solution can be found for virtually any logistic issue. The model can identify the best location for new equipment, the optimal amount of ladles, which steel grade schedule should be used, where bottlenecks are, etc.

To contact Danieli Corus about this new product, kindly use the email address mentioned at the bottom of this site.
September 30, 2014


Contract for the Rebuild of SAIL Rourkela Steel Plant No. 1 Blast Furnace
Danieli Corus has received a contract for the rebuild of Blast Furnace No. 1 at the Rourkela Steel Plant of the Steel Authority of India. The contract was awarded to a consortium, consisting of Essar Projects, Danieli Corus India Ltd. and Danieli Corus BV.

This is the company's second major Blast Furnace project at Rourkela Steel Plant after the greenfield Blast Furnace No. 5, which was commissioned in August 2013.
July 24, 2014


Order for Design, Supply and Installation Supervision for POSCO Pohang Blast Furnace No. 2 Rebuild
Danieli Corus has received an order from POSCO E&C for the Design, Supply and Installation Supervision Services for the Refractory Lining for the Blast Furnace No. 2 operated by POSCO at their Pohang, Korea plant.

This project forms part of the rebuild in early 2015. In this rebuild the furnace will be converted from a stave cooled furnace to a plate cooled furnace. POSCO decided for this conversion after persistent failures of copper staves.
After their Gwangyang No. 1, this will be the second POSCO furnace that will be rebuilt from a stave cooled furnace to a plate cooled furnace.
June 16, 2014


Order for Hot Blast Stove Repairs and Rebuild from JSW Steel
Danieli Corus has received an order from JSW Steel for the repair and rebuild of hot blast stoves at its Bellary plant in Toranagallu, India.

Given the precarious state of the hot blast stoves at Blast Furnace Nos. 3 and 4, Danieli Corus was asked to carry out emergency repairs on four of the stoves (two from each Blast Furnace) so that the Furnaces are able to continue operation in the short term. Danieli Corus will also completely rebuild two stoves (one from each Blast Furnace) where the entire internals of the stoves will be replaced. The final two stoves will be repaired in 2015.
May 5, 2014


Order for Sublance System for AOD Converter from Formosa Plastics
After supplying more than 100 sublance systems for LD converters, Danieli Corus is now entering the market of Stainless Steel AOD converter shops. Taiwan based Formosa Plastics Group awarded Danieli Corus an order for the design and supply of a Sublance System for their Fujian, Xiamen Stainless Steel Plant.

The project objective is to install a side shifting type sublance system for the 150T converter, while normal production will continue as much as possible. The DIRC-6 measurement system will be modified such that inblow TSC measurements will provide carbon values based on the actual Ni/Cr content of the steel grade under production. This input will enable the plant engineers to optimize process time and minimize the use of oxygen and material additions.

With the entry of Danieli Corus Process Control Systems in the AOD Converter industry, stainless steel producers will benefit from proven Sublance design and state-of-the-art measurement technology.
February 24, 2014


Hindalco Mahan Fume Treatment Center on Hot Gas
On Sunday, February 23 at 11:05 hours local time, the Hindalco Mahan FTC in India received its first hot gas. Within the next days, the installation will be tuned and handed over to Hindalco. In the coming weeks, the load of the installation will be increased until all five baghouses are in operation.

The Mahan FTC is the first installation to go online of a total or four FTC’s that Hindalco ordered with Danieli Corus. These other FTC’s will all be commissioned within the next three months.
February 23, 2014


All Seven Sublance Systems successfully commissioned at JSW Steel
Danieli Corus has successfully commissioned the final two of seven Sublance Systems at JSW Steel in Toranagallu, Karnataka, India. Sublance Systems No. 2 and No. 3 at SMS-II were successfully installed and cold commissioned. On February 6, the first ‘hot dip’ with Sublance No. 3 was performed. Finally, on February 12, the first ‘hot dip’ with Sublance No. 2 took place.

The hot commissioning of these two final systems at SMS-II results in a total of seven working Sublance Systems at JSW Steel: three at SMS-I and four at SMS-II. The first Sublance at SMS-I was commissioned in February 2013 and one year later, JSW Steel has become the first Indian steel plant to be fully equipped with Sublance-Based Process Control Systems.

All systems the newly developed DIRC-6 and are based on the Level 2 Static and Dynamic Model for BOF Process Control. This makes the JSW Steel plant in Toranagallu a perfect showcase for the Indian steel industry. This market has long been reluctant with respect to implementing Sublance Systems, but with these seven Danieli Corus systems up and running, JSW Steel has proven the value of Sublance-based BOF Process Control in terms of efficiency and steel quality.
February 19, 2014


Order from Jindal Steel & Power Ltd for a Coal Injection System for Blast Furnace No 1 at Angul, India
Danieli Corus has signed a contract with Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) for an Injection System for Blast Furnace No 1 at Angul. This will be the second Pulverised Coal Injection project by Danieli Corus at JSPL, the first being at JSPL’s Blast Furnace No 2 at Raigarh, which has been recently recognised as the most productive Blast Furnace in India with the highest level of Coal Injection (rates in excess of 200 kg/THM). This will also be the twelfth PCI project for Danieli Corus in India, which underlines the company’s pre-eminence in PCI Technology in the country.
January 20, 2014


Ceramic Burner Rebuild at Tata Steel Port Talbot completed
Recently, Danieli Corus completed an eight week project for the rebuild of the hot blast stove 13 ceramic burner at Tata Steel Port Talbot. On Friday, November 29, the stove re-couple and leak test were completed and the burner underwent a full sequence check.
December 2, 2013


Blow–in of Tata Jamshedpur "G" Furnace
Danieli Corus has successfully completed the Blow-in of Tata “G” furnace in Jamshedpur, India after a three month planned shutdown. The first hot metal was tapped 18 November in the early morning. Ramp up of “G” Furnace is foreseen to be swift.
November 18, 2013


Order for two Sublance-based BOF Process Control Systems at Rizhao Steel Group, China
Danieli Corus has been awarded an order for the design and supply of two complete Sublance Systems and a SDM Level 2 Model for Rizhao Steel Group.

The project objective is to implement fully Automatic Steelmaking at the push of a single button, based on Danieli Corus equipment in this greenfield BOF project. During the first phase of this project, two 300 tonne converters will be installed. A third converter is foreseen for the second phase of the project.
October 25, 2013


Order for the Modification of the Stack Cooling System of Blast Furnace No 7 at SAIL Bhilai Steel Plant
Danieli Corus has received an order from the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) for the Modification of the Stack Cooling System of Blast Furnace No 7 at Bhilai Steel Plant. The project entails replacing the existing cast iron staves in rows S3 & S4 of the Furnace with copper staves & the replacement of the existing cast iron staves in rows S5 & S6 with imported cast iron staves. Damaged parts of the Furnace shell will also be replaced.
September 17, 2013


Danieli Corus commissions India’s largest Blast Furnace
Danieli Corus has commissioned the greenfield Blast Furnace No. 5 built for SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited) at their Rourkela (Odisha, India) steel plant. This blast furnace was built by a consortium consisting of Danieli Corus and Tata Projects Limited and is currently India’s largest Blast Furnace. The first hot metal was tapped after 27 hours.

It is a major milestone for Danieli Corus for having built the largest operating Blast Furnace, according to the “Hoogovens” philosophy, in this important market. The Furnace is named after the Hindu goddess Durga and was designed to European standards and based on European technology. It was built to produce around 8,000 tonnes of hot metal per day for a twenty year campaign and is part of a 1.75 Million Euro expansion program at the Rourkela Steel Plant. A “pooja” was performed as part of the commissioning of Blast Furnace No. 5 (“Durga”) — according to Hindu tradition, coconuts were cracked and the contents sprinkled over the Furnace’s shell to honour the Goddess Durga.

This is the fourth greenfield Blast Furnace project completed by Danieli Corus in India and based on the “Hoogovens” philosophy. Previously, three smaller Blast Furnaces were built for private companies, of which the one operated by Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. has been the country’s best performing Blast Furnace over the past years. In addition, Danieli Corus has executed substantial revamp and repair projects on the Blast Furnaces operated by Tata Steel at their Jamshedpur plant. An order for a fifth greenfield project in India was received from the mining company NMDC in 2011. This company is diversifying into the steel industry and is developing a new integrated plant at Nagarnar. Danieli Corus is currently building the Blast Furnace, which will be larger than the “Durga” Furnace operating at Rourkela.
August 8, 2013


Order from Tata Steel for Blow-down & Blow-in Services for Jamshedpur Blast Furnace “G”
Danieli Corus has received an order from Tata Steel Jamshedpur for the Blow-down, Salamander Tap & Blow-in Services for Blast Furnace “G” at Jamshedpur. It is expected that this shut-down will take place in early autumn of 2013. During this time, the Danieli Corus PCI System, which is running on the “G” Furnace, will also be upgraded to inject more pulverised coal into the Furnace.
July 9, 2013


Order for three Sublance Systems and Static-Dynamic BOF Process Control Model from Shagang
Danieli Corus has been awarded an order for the design and supply of three complete Sublance Systems and a Static-Dynamic BOF Process Control Model for the No. 1 Steel Plant operated by Shagang.

This plant is currently equipped with competing systems suffering from underperformance. The systems that are now on order replace these systems that are hampered by operational issues, having a negative impact on the steel producing capacity of the plant.

The project scope includes the modernization of the BOF process monitoring equipment for all three 180 tonne converters with new sublances, but also the implementation of the Static-Dynamic BOF Process Control Model, enabling fully automated steelmaking from charge to tap.
July 4, 2013


Order from Tata Steel for upgrading the PCI System for “G” Furnace
Danieli Corus has received an order from Tata Steel for the Engineering, Materials Supply, Supervision & Erection Services for upgrading the PCI System at their Blast Furnace “G” in Jamshedpur, India. The current system is designed to inject 45 t/h and the upgraded system will inject 67 t/h, which necessitates the redesign of the Feed Tanks, Transport & Injection Lines and updating valves in the system. The Automation System will also be reprogrammed to cater for the increased injection levels.
June 12, 2013


Order for the rebuild of AMK Blast Furnace No. 1 // Danieli Corus получила заказ на ремонт ДП №1 АМК
Danieli Corus has received the order for the rebuild of Blast Furnace No. 1 operated by Alchevsky Metallurgichesky Kombinat (AMK), Alchevsk, Ukraine. The furnace will be rebuilt based on the integrated high-conductivity blast furnace cooling and lining system with a dense copper plate cooler pattern. This is the only design with a proven capability for long campaigns despite the substantial thermal, chemical and mechanical attack that come with operating at e.g. high productivity or on sub-optimal raw materials quality.

Компания Danieli Corus получила заказ на в рамках проекта по ремонту доменной печи №1 Алчевского металлургического комбината (АМК), г. Алчевск, Украина. Реконструкция печи будет проводиться с применением комбинированной системы охлаждения и футеровки доменной печи с плотным расположением горизонтальных медных холодильников, обеспечивающих высокий теплосъем. Такая конструкция является единственной системой, гарантирующей бесперебойную работу в течение длительных кампаний, несмотря на значительные и неравномерные термические, химические и механические воздействия, возникающие при работе домен с высокой производительностью, значительными показателями вдувания ПУТ, а также с нестабильным и не наилучшим качеством сырьевых материалов.
March 31, 2013


Successful hot commissioning of first Sublance System for JSW Steel
On February 4th, Danieli Corus and JSW Steel successfully started the operation of the first sublance in India. This proves the feasilibility of Sublance-based BOF Process Control in the Indian steel industry, where exceptional slag compositions found in BOF shops were previously thought to be prohibitive.

Danieli Corus was awarded the order to install Sublance-based BOF Process Control Systems for all converters of both SMS-1 and SMS-2 operated by JSW Steel at their Toranagallu plant. In total, seven Sublances will be installed and commissioned, of which this is the first.

In steel plant SMS-1 converter B is now equipped with an operational Sublance. Shortly, JSW Steel will switch from manual sample/temperature probes to fully automatic Sublance measurements. It is estimated that this switch-over will reduce current tap-to-tap times by at least 5 minutes. A new Level 2 Process Model (SDM) will be installed to further enhance process control of SMS-1 steel making.

The combination of Danieli Corus Sublance and Process Model will enable JSW Steel to control end-of-blow temperature with ± 8°C and ±0.01% Carbon. This improved process control will enable JSW Steel to produce higher quality steel grades, that require stricter specifications.
February 5, 2013


Order for regenerative heater study from Queensland Energy Resources
Danieli Corus has received an order from Queensland Energy Resources (QER), Brisbane, Australia for a study for alternative applications of our regenerative heater technology, usually applied for hot blast systems.

QER is developing new process technologies for alternative fuels generation. The goal of the study is to compare basic data, operational cost, capital cost, footprint area, efficiency, etc.
December 21, 2012


Order for Hearth Assessment of Zaporizhstal Blast Furnace No. 2
Danieli Corus has received an order from OJSC Zaporizhstal, Ukraine, for the execution of a Hearth Assessment for their Zaporozhye Blast Furnace No. 2.

This Hearth Assessment makes it possible to provide Zaporizhstal advice on the expected hearth condition without having to stop the blast furnace operation. Based on the results and recommendations of the hearth assessment, Zaporizhstal can update their hearth maintenance plan. From a maintenance and safety perspective, hearth assessment is an essential tool for reliable and safe blast furnace operations.
November 13, 2012


Order from AMK for BF 1 reline Study
Danieli Corus has received an order for a feasibility study from Alchevsk Iron & Steel Works (Alchevskiy Metallurgicheskiy Kombinat, AMK) located in Alchevsk, Ukraine. The study is for the reline of Blast Furnace No. 1 and is specifically intended for implementation of the "Hoogovens" Integrated Shell, Cooling and Refractory Lining System in the Bosh, Lintel Zone and Lower Stack Area. The furnace is presently stave–cooled and its condition has deteriorated over the last five years.
October 5, 2012


Danieli Corus receives order for four Sublance-based BOF Process Control Systems from JSW Steel
Danieli Corus has received an order for four Sublance-based BOF Process Control Systems from JSW Steel. The Systems will operate with the Static–Dynamic Process Control Model for BOF Steelmaking, which allows for fully automated converter operation from charge to tap with all systems running in full computer mode.

This order confirms Danieli Corus's position of market leader in BOF Process Control in the global Steel Industry. This project is the second supply of Sublance-based Systems to JSW Steel, after an earlier order for three identical units.
September 6, 2012


Order for Design and Supply for CSH Blast Furnace No. 2 Reline
Danieli Corus has received an order from CAP Acero - Compañía Siderúrgica Huachipato for Design and Supply for the Reline of their Talcahuano Blast Furnace No. 2.

This order is a follow-up on the Blast Furnace No. 2 Reline Study that was successfully concluded for CAP Acero earlier this year. The Reline Study has enabled CAP Acero to make a time and cost effective evaluation of various reline scenarios. The resulting scope includes improved cooling and lining that will meet the requirements for the next Blast Furnace campaign.

CAP Acero has chosen the "Hoogovens" integrated lining & cooling system for its No. 2 Blast Furnace which is based upon a lining with Graphite and Copper Plate Coolers for maximum durability and longevity. This concept offers the longest campaign life capability at the highest productivity levels while operating on a wide variety of raw materials, as demonstrated by the achievements of the IJmuiden Nos. 6 and 7 Blast Furnaces at Tata Steel Europe.
July 4, 2012


Order for inspection of the stoves of Blast Furnace No. 9 at ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, Ukraine // Заказ на оследование воздухонагревателей ДП9 на АрселорМиттал Кривой Рог, Украина
Danieli Corus BV has received an order from ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, Ukraine for stove inspection at their Blast Furnace No. 9, the largest blast furnace in Europe. The complex inspection will include a number of tests using comprehensive techniques.

With this order secured in Ukraine, Danieli Corus has proved once again its world-wide relevant expertise in hot blast stoves.

Компания Danieli Corus BV рада сообщить о том, что она получила заказ от «АрселорМиттал Кривой Рог» на обследование воздухонагревателей ДП-9, крупнейшей доменной печи Европы. Комплексное обследование будет проводиться с применением самых современных технологий.

Этим заказом, полученным в Украине, Danieli Corus еще раз подтвердила значимость своего опыта и знаний в области воздухонагревателей для любой страны мира.

April 26, 2012


Order for Design, Supply and Site Supervision for three Sublance-Based BOF Process Control Systems including SDM and Bottom Stirring at Baotou Iron & Steel Group
Danieli Corus has signed a contract with Baotou Iron & Steel Group for the design and supply of three sublance-based BOF process control system systems, including bottom stirring equipment. The new triple converter BOF plant plans to apply Automatic Steelmaking with the Danieli Corus SDM process control model in order to utilize the plant's full potential.
April 11, 2012


Order for taphole design, blow-down, salamander tapping and blow-in from Ternium Siderar
Danieli Corus has received an order from Ternium Siderar for services, site services and blow-in services using the proprietary oxy-fuel lance technology for the No. 2 blast furnace at the San Nicolas de las Arroyos plant in Argentina.

The furnace will undergo a repair in mid-2012 and the above-mentioned services will be executed in this period. The scope of the order includes the design of the furnace tapholes, site services for assistance during blow-down, salamander tapping and blow-in and further assistance during start-up and production ramp-up.
November 24, 2011


Danieli Corus celebrates 100th Sublance
The first Danieli Corus Sublance, which is one of the key components of the Automatic Steelmaking System, was put into operation in the Summer of 1980. Recently, Danieli Corus was awarded the order for two BOF Process Control Systems including two sublances, two waste gas analyzers and two automatic slag control systems for the new converters at Zhangjiagang Rongsheng Plate Co. Ltd. in China. This brings the total number of references for the Danieli Corus Sublance to 100.

This achievements confirms Danieli Corus leadership in Process Control Technology for BOF Steelmaking. The system has unrivaled hit rates and availability times and the value of the system is reinforced by the extensive process know–how it is based on. This know–how was accumulated during the commissioning and further fine tuning of systems on all continents, working under all kinds of process circumstances.

Ever since its inception, when it brought the operator on–line insight into essential process parameters, the system has been improved to become what it is today. The integrated control system that it has become part of is capable of producing steel with all plant control systems running in full computer mode and recent additions to the capabilities of the sublance itself have been slag sampling and on–line phosphorous measurement of the liquid steel bath.
October 25, 2011


Order for two BOF Process Control Systems from Zhangjiagang Rongsheng
Danieli Corus has received an order for supplying two sublance systems with a static and dynamic model for BOF steel making, two waste gas analyzers and two automatic slag control systems for the new converters at Zhangjiagang Rongsheng Plate Co. Ltd. in Jinfeng Town, Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu, China ("Shagang").

This is the second order from Shagang for a BOF Process Control System. The order was awarded to Danieli Corus based on the excellent performance of the first three systems that were installed in the previous years.

Simultaneously with this order, Shagang ordered an initial supply of 6000 sublance probes from MDC, which is a joint venture between Minco Group and Danieli Corus.
October 24, 2011


Order for Technical Assistance from CSN, Brazil
Danieli Corus has received an order from Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) of Volta Redonda, Brazil for Technical Assistance for their Blast Furnace No. 3.

The aim of the project to reduce cost, improve working methods and extend the campaign life of the Blast Furnace. Technical Assistance is spread over four main areas, being: Operations, Mechanical Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance and Refractories. The work will be executed over a 10 month period.

CSN is a long-time client of Danieli Corus and this contract confirms the excellent relationship.
October 7, 2011


Danieli Corus receives the India Business Award 2011
Danieli Corus was awarded the India Business Award 2011 by the Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade (NICCT). The award was handed over by Mr. Bob Hiensch, Ambassador of the Netherlands in India. This annual award is presented as a recognition of the outstanding contributions to business relations between India and The Netherlands. Nominees are evaluated based on their business histories in India, contributions to the development of the social and economic environments in which the companies operate and strategic relevance of the activities, to name but a few of the criteria. The value of our approach based on technology from The Netherlands, combined with substantial local employment and local sourcing, was re-confirmed by this award.
September 22, 2011


Order for Tuyere Handling Equipment for NLMK Blast Furnace No. 7
Danieli Corus has received an order from OJSC Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) for Tuyere Handling Equipment for their Blast Furnace No. 7 in Lipetsk, Russia.

The order includes equipment for the removal and installation of tuyeres and tuyere coolers as well as a training program for operators.

The Danieli Corus Tuyere Handling Equipment will enable NLMK to considerably reduce the time required for the exchange of tuyeres and tuyere coolers and thereby also the downtime of the blast furnace.
September 1, 2011


Order for Integrated Cooling and Lining System for TISCO Blast Furnace No. 4
Danieli Corus has signed a contract with TISCO - Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd. of Taiyuan, China for the Design, Supply and Installation Supervision of an Integrated Cooling and Lining System based on Machined Copper Plates, Graphite Refractories and the Danieli Corus Proprietary Heat Flux Monitoring System for TISCO's new No. 4 Blast Furnace.

TISCO has selected Danieli Corus for the track record of proven technology and excellent references of the plate-cooled system.

TISCO is the leading stainless steel producer in China and is well known for its high standards in plant technology and plant operations. The new 4350 m³ Blast Furnace will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including a Danieli Corus PCI system and MTT copper staves for the four tapholes which were contracted earlier.
July 29, 2011


Order for Design and Supply of third BOF Process Control System at Tonghua Iron & Steel, China
Danieli Corus has been awarded with the design and supply of a complete sublance-based process control system for the third 150 tons converter of Tonghua steel plant.

Since 2006, two Danieli Corus systems with bottom stirring are in operation in this steel plant in combination with the Danieli Corus Static-Dynamic process control model.

Based on the outstanding performance and high equipment availability, Tonghua Iron & Steel decided to place a repeat order for sublance and bottom stirring.
June 30, 2011


Join us at ECIC 2011!
During the European Coke and Iron Making Conference 2011, which is part of the METEC event, Danieli Corus will present three articles, two of which are joint efforts with technology partners. Please join us during the following sessions.

On Wednesday, June 29, during session 5 of Track D between 9.00 and 11.00 hours, Mr. D'Arrigo will present "The Hydraulic Charging Unit for Blast Furnaces".

On Thursday, June 30, during session 14 of Track C, around 11.40 hours, Mr. Van Laar will present "Low Cost Hot Metal - Blast Furnace Design".

On Thursday, June 30, during session 26 of Track G between 15.40 and 16.40, Dr. Beskow will present "Granshot Iron Granulation for Optimized Plant Logistics".

Everyone attending is of course more than welcome to approach our representatives following their presentations. We hope to see you in Düsseldorf!
June 24, 2011


Danieli Corus and Tata Projects to build India's Largest Blast Furnace
A consortium consisting of Danieli Corus BV, Danieli Corus India Pvt. Ltd. and Tata Projects Limited signed a contract with NMDC Ltd. for the turnkey supply of the largest Blast Furnace in India.

The furnace will have a 4506 m³ inner volume and will be built at NMDC's new 3 Mtpa integrated steel plant in Nagarnar, Chhattisgarh. The Blast Furnace will be equipped with a high density, high conductivity plate–cooled lining. All ancillary installations will be built in full accordance with Danieli Corus design philosophies and will be based on proprietary technology.

With the construction of this new site, NMDC is taking the important strategic step of adding steel production to its portfolio. Danieli Corus is proud to be part of this project.
June 3, 2011


Contract for the Engineering and Supply of Cast Iron Staves for two Corex modules at JSW Steel, Toranagallu, India
Danieli Corus was awarded the order for the engineering and supply of cast iron staves for two Corex modules at JSW Steel in Toranagallu, Bellary, India. The scope of supply is for eight rows of staves for one unit and seven rows for the other. This order follows a previous project where Danieli Corus successfully supplied similar staves to the ArcelorMittal facility at Saldanha, South Africa.
May 5, 2011


Article on Real-Time Phosphorous Measurement in BOF Steelmaking to be presented at AISTech 2011
On Tuesday, May 3rd at 10.30 AM, our Mr Walter Vortrefflich will present his article "Real-Time Phosphorous Determination by Sublance at End of Oxygen Blow" at AISTech 2011 in Indianapolis, USA. Those attending AISTech 2011 are invited to Room 105 of the Indiana Convention Center and become part of this exciting new technology.
April 29, 2011


Order for Supply and Installation Supervision for the Furnace Internals for the Rebuild of Tata Steel Port Talbot Blast Furnace No. 4
Danieli Corus has received an order from Tata Steel Strip Products UK for the Supply and Installation Supervision for the Furnace Internals for the Rebuild of Port Talbot Blast Furnace No. 4. The project scope includes the complete furnace refractories from the hearth to the furnace throat as well as all the copper plate coolers, tuyeres and tuyere coolers. After the rebuild, Port Talbot Blast Furnace No. 4 will be equipped with the proven and record-breaking integrated cooling and lining concept as implemented at the IJmuiden Works of Tata Steel Europe and other plants around the world.
February 22, 2011


Order for sublance-based BOF Process Control System from Masteel
Danieli Corus has been awarded the order for the design and supply of a complete BOF Process Control System for the third 300 ton converter at Masteel's No. 4 Steel Plant. The scope of supply includes the sublance system, waste gas analysis, bottom agitation, slag control and the Static-Dynamic Process Control Model.

The two existing converters at Masteel's No. 4 Steel Plant have been operating with Danieli Corus Process Control Systems since 2006.
February 21, 2011


Danieli Corus to conduct feasibility study for OBA Bulk Terminal Amsterdam
OBA, one of the leading dry bulk terminals in the ARA (Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam) region has awarded the order for a feasibility study for maximizing the storage capacities of the Nos. 4 and 5 coal fields at their Amsterdam Bulk Terminal. This order is a continuation of the excellent relationship with OBA and confirms the value of Danieli Corus's raw material handling expertise.
January 19, 2011


Granshot pig iron granulation unit commissioned at Essar Steel Hazira
Recently, a Granshot pig iron granulation unit was commissioned at Essar Steel in Hazira, India. The unit is capabla of granulating 140 tonne pig iron heats in less than one hour.

At the 10 Mtpa Hazira production complex, the Granshot facility is an important buffer between the pig iron sources, one blast furnace and two Corex® 2000, and the downstream refining and casting processes in the brand new steel making plant.

The produced Granulated Pig Iron (GPI) is mainly used in the CONARC facilities. Surplus GPI is used as an alternative iron source or is sold as merchant pig iron.

Mr Atul Misra, Sr. Vice President responsible for blast furnace, steel making and casting is satisfied with the initial performance of the Granshot facility. "It allows the blast furnace to produce pig iron with less restrictions from the steel making plant,” says Mr Misra.
December 15, 2010


Order for Tata Steel Jamshedpur F Furnace reline
Danieli Corus has received an order from Tata Steel for the Engineering, Materials Supply and Supervision Services for the forthcoming reline of Blast Furnace “F”. The design is based upon the integrated lining and cooling system using high conductivity graphite and copper cooling plates marketed successfully by Danieli Corus all over the World. This Furnace was previously relined in 2002 and has lasted eight years before requiring the present reline. The design concept for this project is targeted for a campaign life of at least 15 years.

This project is a breakthrough with the decision of Tata Steel to employ our integrated lining in cooling design instead of using copper staves. More and more major steel companies are realizing the major benefits of the Danieli Corus design which lasts in the harshest environment where others fail
October 22, 2010


Order for Hot Metal Desulphurization Facility from Pangang Group
Danieli Corus has been awarded a contract from Pangang Group for the design and supply of a Hot Metal Desulphurization Facility. This contract is for the same greenfield BOF shop construction under the "Xichang Vanadium and Titanium Resources Comprehensive Utilization Project" for which a contract for Sublance Systems was awarded earlier.
June 25, 2010


Order for Hot Metal Desulphurization Facility to be installed at JSPL
Danieli Corus has been awarded the order for the design and supply of a hot metal desulphurization facility to be installed at Jindal Steel & Power Limited in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India.

This is the second order for Danieli Corus hot metal desulphurization technology in India this year.
June 16, 2010


Order for two Sublance Systems and Process Model from Pangang Group
Danieli Corus has been awarded a contract from Pangang Group for the design and supply of two Sublance Systems, including the Static and Dynamic Model for BOF Steelmaking. The contract is part of a greenfield BOF shop construction under the "Xichang Vanadium and Titanium Resources Comprehensive Utilization Project". The new BOF shop will be taken into operation in the Summer of 2011.

This contract brings the total number of Sublance Systems sold to Chinese clients to 58 and confirms Danieli Corus leadership in this market.
June 8, 2010


Order for Hot Metal Desulphurization Technology from JSW Steel
Danieli Corus has been awarded an order for the a hot metal desulphurization facility for JSW Steel's BOF shop at their Toranagallu, India plant. This is a repeat order after the first contract was signed in 2007.
May 28, 2010


Blast Furnace No. 1 at Bhushan Steel Limited Blown In
Danieli Corus has successfully commissioned the Greenfield No. 1 Blast Furnace at the Meramandali steel making plant owned and operated by Bhushan Steel Limited (BSL).

The furnace was ignited on Monday, May 3rd and hot metal production was quickly ramped up. Further ramping up will be performed as soon as downstream plants are able to accept the hot metal produced.

Adding the ability to produce hot metal is an essential step for the Meramandali plant in working towards the envisaged 2.3 MTPA total capacity. Blast Furnace No. 1 was designed in full accordance with Danieli Corus design principles. These are proven in operations at integrated steel making plants on all continents. Similar furnaces were designed for Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) and Jindal South West (JSW), both of which achieve sustained Indian productivity records operating on domestic raw materials through the implementation of operational philosophies provided by Danieli Corus. This new furnace will also stand as a record breaker for BSL.
May 10, 2010


Order for Study on Energy Efficiency and CO2 Emissions from European Commission
A consortium consisting of Danieli Corus and TNO has received an order for a study on the energy efficiency and CO2 emissions prospective scenarios for the Iron and Steel Industry in the EU from the European Commission's Joint Research Center.

The study includes techno-economical scenarios for the EU-27 steel companies and also includes an assessment of innovative technologies and EAF (scrap) steelmaking. A similar study for the EU-27 electricity-generating large combustion plants has been performed in 2008 by TNO and confirmed that application of Best Available Technologies (BAT) to-date would result in significant emission reductions if installed at all plants. The Iron and Steel Industry study will include forecasts to 2020 and also include assessment’s of BAT.
February 25, 2010


Order for Cyclone Dustcatcher for POSCO Pohang
Danieli Corus has signed a contract with POSCO Engineering & Contracting for the engineering and part supply of a cyclone dust catcher and dust removal system to be installed at POSCO's Pohang Works No. 4 Blast Furnace.

This is the second order from POSCO for a cyclone type dustcatcher, after the first was installed at Blast Furnace No. 4 in Gwangyand and commissioned in 2009.
January 12, 2010


Order for Hot Metal Desulphurization Station from HanSteel
Danieli Corus has signed a contract with Handan Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd. (HanSteel) for a Hot Metal Desulphurization Facility. This is the third order for Danieli Corus Desulphurization technology from HanSteel since the first contract was signed in 2006. This contract, together with those for sublance technology and PCI systems in the past, confirms the excellent relationship between Danieli Corus and HanSteel.
November 9, 2009


Order for three Sublance Systems from HanSteel
After two earlier contracts for sublance systems, Danieli Corus was awarded the order by Handan Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd. (HanSteel) for the design, supply and construction supervision for three sublance systems including the Static & Dynamic Process Model. These systems will be installed in the existing 'old zone' BOF Plant at HanSteel as part of a revamp. This steel shop will be put back into operation at the end of October 2010.

So far, Danieli Corus has sold 56 sublance systems in the People's Republic of China and 91 world-wide.
November 2, 2009


Order for Sublance System for new BOF Steel Plant at HanSteel
After signing a first contract for a sublance system in 2005, Danieli Corus has now signed another contract with Handan Iron & Steel Group Ltd. (HanSteel) for the design, supply and construction supervision for one sublance system including the Static & Dynamic Process Model. It will be installed at HanSteel's newly built steel shop, which will be put into operation at the end of October 2010.

Reason for this repeat order from HanSteel was the excellent performance of the two sublance systems delivered under the 2005 contract.
October 26, 2009


Order for Furnace Improvements for Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd No 1 Blast Furnace
Danieli Corus has signed a contract with Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd for carrying out improvements to the Blast Furnace No 1. The furnace was acquired from China and has been having operational problems for a while. Danieli Corus will implement a number of modifications to the furnace to improve its operability. This includes the injection part of the PCI system, a heat load measurement system, trajectory measurements for the top charging equipment, a complete redesign and engineering of the iron troughs and a host of smaller but significant improvements to the furnace. The contract also includes supervisory services for all the activities above as well as blow-down and blow-in assistance.
September 25, 2009


Orders for PCI System and MTT Copper Staves from TISCO
Danieli Corus BV has signed two contracts with Taigang Group International Trade Co. Ltd. acting on behalf of Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group) Co. Ltd.

One contract is for the design and supply of one Pulverized Coal Injection system and the other contract for MTT Copper Staves for the area around the four tapholes. The Equipment is intended for the new 4350 m³ Blast Furnace No. 6 for Shanxi Taigang Stainless Co., Ltd. in the People’s Republic of China.

Both orders are repeat orders from TISCO and confirm the excellent execution of these previous orders by the Danieli Corus project teams and high quality and performance of the delivered technology were key in securing these two orders.
July 10, 2009


Danieli Corus among "Best Employers"
Danieli Corus was honoured as one of the best employers in The Netherlands on June 22nd, during the presentation of the 2009 Best Employer Award in Amsterdam. The best employers were selected from a large number of organizations that participated in the Employee Satisfaction Survey performed by Effectory, Europe’s largest employee research specialist. Of them, 146 were nominated, of which 30, including Danieli Corus, received a “gold” nomination.

Danieli Corus ended in fifth place overall, while the company obtained the third place in the category of companies with under 1000 employees.
June 23, 2009


AISTech 2009 Conference features four presentations by Danieli Corus
The AISTech 2009 Conference, held from May 4 until 7 in St. Louis, MO, USA, will feature four articles by authors working for Danieli Corus. We cordially invite you to attend the following presentations:
• "Advanced Blast Furnace Bosh and Stack Systems" about the acclaimed "Full Black" Blast Furnace lining design, by Mr Reinoud van Laar
• "Blast furnace blow-down minimizing environmental emissions" presented by Ms Jennifer Wise-Alexander
• "Blast Furnace Circumferential Process Symmetry: The Effect Of Flow Distribution In Hot Blast Systems" about consequences of Hot Blast Flow Distribution for the Ironmaking Process, presented by Mr Ron van Oudenallen
• "Pulverized Coal Injection at SeverStal North America 'C' Blast Furnace Using Acquired Pulverized Coal" by Mr Phil Bond

Technology partners are also well represented. UHT from Sweden will present an article on their Granshot Iron Granulation Technology and Woodings Industrial Corporation will present an article about the Hydraulic Charging Unit for Blast Furnaces. Both technologies are also marketed by Danieli Corus
April 23, 2009


Danieli Corus and UHT team up to bring you GRANSHOT®
Danieli Corus BV has signed a marketing and sales agreement with UHT (Uvan Hagfors Technology) of Sweden for their proprietary GRANSHOT® iron granulation process, which produces GPI® (granulated pig iron) from hot metal. The Granshot® process is very efficient and requires only limited operator supervision. The process has superior environmental performance compared to pig iron casting and beaching of hot metal. GPI® has been proven to have superior performance with respect to handling, energy consumption and safety in comparison with DRI and pig iron when used in BOF and EAF operations.
February 22, 2009


Order from Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional for design and supply of Carbonaceous Material
Danieli Corus BV has signed a contract with Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) for the design and supply of carbonaceous material for the March 2009 reline project of CSN's No. 2 Blast Furnace in Volta Redonda, RJ, Brazil.

The scope of the contract includes design services and supply of refractories for major parts of the hearth, bosh and belly areas.

In Volta Redonda, CSN operates two Blast Furnaces at its "Usina Presidente Vargas", for an annual production of 5.8 million tons of steel per annum. Blast Furnace No. 2, a 9 meters hearth diameter furnace, was first blown in in 1954.
November 5, 2008


Order from the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) for Hot Metal Desulphurisation Units at Bokaro Steel Plant
Danieli Corus Inc. has signed a contract with the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) for two Hot Metal Desulphurisation Units for the Steel Melt Shop No 2 at Bokaro Steel Plant in Bokaro, Jharkhand, India. The Hot Metal Desulphurisation Units will operate on 300 ton convertors. The order is another major breakthrough for Danieli Corus in India. This is the second order that was won together with Tata Projects Limited (TPL), who is the leader of our consortium.

Bokaro Steel Plant is one out of five integrated steel plants owned by SAIL. The plant operates five Blast Furnaces and two BOF Plants.
October 16, 2008


Order from the Steel Authority of India Ltd for the new greenfield Blast Furnace No 5 at Rourkela Steel Plant, India
Danieli Corus BV and Tata Projects Ltd have signed a contract with the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) for the greenfield Blast Furnace No 5 project at Rourkela Steel Plant in Rourkela, India. The Blast Furnace will have an inner volume of 4,060 m³ and will be capable of producing an average of 8,000 THM/day.

For Danieli Corus, this will be the first greenfield Blast Furnace project for SAIL. The order was won in consortium with Tata Projects Limited (TPL). The facility will be built by the consortium on Turn-key basis.

Rourkela Steel Plant is one of the five integrated steel plants owned and operated by SAIL. The current four Blast Furnaces at RSP are capable of producing an annual 2 million tonnes of hot metal.
October 2, 2008


First new Sublance System in North American market since 1987
Danieli Corus Sublance Technology has made a successful re-entry in the North American market. A contract for the design and supply of three Sublance Systems was awarded by a major steel producer located in the Great Lakes area. This is the first contract for Sublance equipment in the North American market since 1987. This breakthrough order confirms Danieli Corus leadership.
September 23, 2008


Order for Bosh & Stack Upgrade for Blast Furnace No. 1 at Huachipato
Danieli Corus B.V. has received an order from Compañía Siderúrgica Huachipato S.A. (CSH), Chile, for a design upgrade for the bosh and lower stack of their No. 1 Blast Furnace. The order also includes supply of the graphite materials and copper plate coolers.
September 12, 2008


Order for two Sublance Systems for new BOF plant at Baosteel Meishan
Danieli Corus BV has signed a contract with Baosteel Group Shanghai Meishan Co., Ltd for the design, supply and supervision of construction for two Sublance Systems. Baosteel Meishan is a subsidiary of Baosteel Group, the largest steelmaker in China.

The sublances will be installed in the newly built No. 2 Steelmaking Plant. At this plant, Baosteel Meishan is planning to produce up to 4.50 million tons of steel per year after completion. The steel shop, consisting of 250 tons top-bottom combined blowing converters, is planned to be put into operation at the end of May 2010.

So far 53 sublance systems have been sold in China and 88 world wide.

Previous contracts for Sublance Systems were awarded to Danieli Corus in 2001 and 2007. This third consecutive order brings the total number of sublance systems sold to Baosteel Meishan to five. In addition, orders for a gascleaning system and two de-sulphurization projects were awarded in the past.
August 28, 2008


Order for Hot Metal Desulphurization Station from Ningbo Iron & Steel Co. Ltd.
Danieli Corus Canada Inc. has signed the Contract for the engineering, equipment supply and site services for the No. 3 Hot Metal Desulphurization Station for Ningbo Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., located in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, P. R. of China. This brings the total number of Danieli Corus desulphurization stations in China to 37.

August 13, 2008


Order for third Hot Metal Desulphurization Station from Benxi-Beiying Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd.
Danieli Corus Inc. has signed a contract for a third Hot Metal Desulphurization station for Benxi-Beiying Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd. (Beitai). The scope of work includes engineering, equipment supply, and site services.

This is a repeat order from Beitai for the hot metal desulphurization technology after the first contract signed in 2004. The order award demonstrates the excellent relationship between Beitai and Danieli Corus Inc. established during the previous project. This brings the total number of Danieli Corus desulphurization stations in China to 36.

Beitai is located in Benxi, Liaoning Province and has an annual production capacity of 6 million tons of pig iron, 6 million tons of con-casting billets, and 4.5 million tons of steel.
July 15, 2008


Order from POSCO E&C for Cyclone Dustcatcher for POSCO Gwangyang Blast Furnace No. 4
Danieli Corus has signed a contract with POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Korea, for the engineering and part supply of a new cyclone dustcatcher, including an automatic dust removal system, for Blast Furnace No. 4 located at POSCO Gwangyang Works in Korea.

The new cyclone will replace the old gravity dustcatcher and will enable the recovery of 80% of Blast Furnace dust in dry form, ready to be recycled through the sinter plant.

This project is a breakthrough for Danieli Corus gas cleaning technology, being the first supply to Korean steelmaker POSCO.
June 26, 2008


Order for Gas Cleaning System for US Steel Košice Blast Furnace No. 3
Danieli Corus has signed a contract US Steel Košice, Slovakia, for the wngineering of a new gas cleaning system including a scrubber and demister for their Blast Furnace No. 3 in Košice.

The new gas cleaning system, built in parallel with the existing system, will replace the old gas cooler and venturi scrubbers, both suffering from accelerated chloride corrosion since the move to higher levels of pulverized coal injection.

This order is an important continuation of the support for Danieli Corus's blast furnace technology within the US Steel Group.
June 23, 2008


Danieli Corus to design first new Blast Furnace in US in 30 years
Danieli Corus has received an order from Charlotte, NC based Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) for the design and supply of a Greenfield Blast Furnace Plant and related installation parts for a new iron–making facility, which may be built in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Nucor has applied for a permit to build the facility on the banks of the Mississippi river near the town of Convent, which is the only U.S. location still under consideration.

The new “Nucor Steel Louisiana” would produce 3 million tons of pig iron per year, giving Nucor enhanced control over their raw material supplies. The project would provide a boost to the state’s economic development and create hundreds of jobs in an area that was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Also, this is a breakthrough for the North American steel industry, since at the time of completion, the site would have the first new Blast Furnace commissioned on the continent in 30 years.

Danieli Corus has supported Nucor in the feasibility studies for this entire project in 2007 and has been awarded this project under commercial terms.

The Danieli Corus scope of the contract as part of the development of the entire Greenfield is as follows.
• Furnace including lining and cooling systems
• Hot blast system
• Slag granulation plant
• Gas gleaning plant
• Pulverized coal injection system
• Charging conveyor belt
• Cast house
• Stock house
• Top gas recovery turbine
• Automation
• Training and operational assistance

All installation parts will be designed and built in full accordance with Danieli Corus’s design philosophies allowing for reliable low cost, high productivity ironmaking through process optimization and long campaign lives for e.g. the furnace proper and hot blast system.

This is the second order for a large Greenfield Blast Furnace Danieli Corus receives in a year’s time. In 2007, work started on a project in Alchevsk, Ukraine.
June 12, 2008


Order for upgrading duct system of Potline Nr. 2 at Alcan UK Lynemouth Smelter
Danieli Corus has received an order from Alcan UK for the Basic and Detailed Engineering of the inlet duct system of the Potline Nr. 2 at their Lynemouth Smelter. This includes a provision for the proprietary Dual Duct Boosted Suction (DDBS) system, which improves the performance of the duct system and consequently the environmental performance in the Smelter Potline.

The Lynemouth Smelter is currently equipped with FTC and GTC as well as URT technologies from Danieli Corus.
June 10, 2008


Order for Sublance System from Shougang Jingtang Iron & Steel United Co. Ltd.
Danieli Corus has signed a contract on 26 May 2008 for the design, supply and construction supervision for one sublance system including bottom stirring, an upgrade to the previously implemented static dynamic model (SDM) and a waste gas analyser for converter No. 3 (300 tons) at Shougang Jingtang Iron & Steel United Co. Ltd.

This is the second order for sublance equipment from Shougang Jingtang, a joint venture between Shougang and Tanggang, two of China’s largest steel producers. The new Shougang Jingtang plant is being constructed on the Caofeidian island, some 80 kilometers south of Tangshan City, Hebei Province, P.R. of China. Close to the plant, an entirely new city, designed for 1 million inhabitants, is being layed out.
May 26, 2008


Order for a Sublance System with SDM for the "Big Converter No. 4 Project" at Jigang, Jinan, Shandong Province, P.R. of China
Danieli Corus BV has received a contract for the design and supply of a sublance system equipped with the Static-Dynamic Model for Basic Oxygen Steelmaking from Jinan Iron & Steel Company (Jigang).

Jinan was one of the first steel companies in China to purchase Danieli Corus Sublance Technology. The first system was sold in March 2002 for their Converter No. 1, after which in November 2004, two more sublances were ordered for Converter Nos. 2 and 3. The excellent performance and smooth operation of these three systems has given Jigang the confidence in Danieli Corus that led to this repeat order for their new No. 4 Converter.
January 21, 2008


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