Electric arc furnaces feature a tap weight of maximum 120 tons
EAF Quantum furnaces support the transition to more environmentally-friendly steel production
Lower electrical energy requirement per metric ton of liquid steel
Plant concept reduces operating costs and CO2 emissions
Short project execution time
The Chinese steel producer Henan Yaxin Steel Group Co., Ltd. (Henan Yaxin) has placed an order at Primetals Technologies for two EAF Quantum electric arc furnaces with a tapping weight of maximum 120 metric tons each. The new production plant into which Henan Yaxin are to integrate these arc furnaces will expedite a transition of the existing induction furnace production and converter steelmaking to a more environmentally-compatible electrosteel process. An extremely low requirement of electrical energy, which also contributes to a reduction in both operating costs and CO2 emissions, is greatly significant in this regard. Commissioning of both new furnaces is already scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.