Russia’s Metalloinvest selected Danieli to supply a new electric arc furnace EAF 5 and a new Ladle Furnace LF 4 to be installed at the Alexey Ugarov OEMK plant in Stary Oskol in southwest Russia, to produce quality steel grades, including SBQ steel for the automotive and bearing industries.
EAF 5 will operate with up to 100% DRI in the burden, delivering 1.2 million tonnes per year of liquid steel to be refined in the new ladle furnace. EAF 5 is scheduled to be commissioned in 2023 and LF 4 in 2024.
Technically, the new furnace will feature a wide set of Danieli technological packages, such as Thor 3K automatic door, Q-Sand charging system, robotic sampling manipulator and advanced Danieli Automation controls for increased productivity.
The order also includes a new EAF primary dedusting line with a quenching tower, and an EAF charging crane as well.