JSC Ural Steel contracted Tenova to install two FMFs at the Novotroitsk facility with the goal to minimize operating cost through flexible raw material charging and process operation.
Tenova has been awarded an important contract with Metalloinvest, a leading global producer and supplier of HBI and iron ore products and a regional producer of high quality steel, for a major upgrade of the JSC Ural Steel melt shop located in Novotroitsk, Russian Federation.
The contract includes the installation of two Flexible Modular Furnaces® (FMF®), which accommodate a raw material charge mix up to 85% hot metal without use of electric energy. FMF®s will replace the existing Electric Arc Furnace operating with 100% solid charge with Tenova FMF® solution, which envisages flexible raw material charging (hot metal, scrap, DRI/HBI) according to its availability and related production cost.
The adoption of Tenova FMF® enables steelmakers to gain a saving in the conversion cost of steel and ultimately to reduce steelmaking costs substantially. Flexibility is another main advantage of this solution. Each module is designed with specific features in order to fit the requirements of the charge mix.