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Siemens electric arc furnace for Ukraine’s Dneprospezstal Steel

Germany / Ukraine – German metals technology conglomerate Siemens VAI Metals Technologies has received an order from JSC Electrometallurgical plant “Dneprospezstal” named after A.N.Kuzmin, Zaporizhia, the Ukrainian special steel manufacturer, to supply a new electric arc furnace (EAF), complete with water treatment plant, for its no. 3 steel works.
This modernisation project will increase the steel works’ production capacity to 540,000 tonnes of liquid steel per year. The value of this order lies in the low double-digit million euro range. The modernised steel works is scheduled to come into operation in first quarter of 2012.

JSC Dneprospezstal is the Ukraine’s leading manufacturer of special steels. Its product portfolio includes stainless and instrument steels, high-speed and roller bearing steels, alloyed structural and high-temperature resistant nickel-based steels. Dneprospezstal decided to modernize steel works no. 3 extensively in order to both increase the production capacity and reduce the per tonne production cost.

Siemens will supply an EAF with a tapping weight of 60 tonnes and a tap-to-tap time of 48 minutes. The electric arc furnace will be powered from a 60 MVA furnace transformer. This new furnace will require less electrical energy per tonne of steel produced than existing plants. The consumption of electrodes and other consumables will also be considerably less, Siemens claims. The project is being implemented jointly by Siemens VAI and Siemens Ukraine.

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