At Hoa Phat Group, Vietnam, a consortium consisting of WISDRI Engineering & Research Incorporation Ltd. and SMS has completed the commissioning of the last one of a total of four new converters. The two converter meltshops last commissioned are designed for an annual production of four million tons of liquid steel.
SMS has in total supplied four 120-ton BOF converters with oxygen lance systems, sublance systems, refractory lining devices, converter tilt drives, the maintenance-free lamella suspension systems developed by SMS group and P3S pneumatic slag stopper systems.
All four converters are equipped with a primary gas dedusting plant using dry electrostatic precipitators (ESP). The converter meltshop is equipped with X-Pact electrical and automation systems.
Hoa Phat Group, a listed company, is one of the leading manufacturers of structural steel and steel tubes in Vietnam. The new meltshops are part of an expansion program implemented in the Dung Quat Economic Zone close to Da Nang.