Blast Furnace IronmakingMetallurgy
Paul Wurth history is marked by more than 100 years of expertise in the design and manufacture of ironmaking equipment. We have been integrated blast furnace plant builders for almost 70 years.
Like no other company in this field, we have been able to build on this foundation with further abilities: knowledge and understanding of raw materials, process technology and operations, control and automation, aspects of upstream and downstream processes, environmental and emissions control. Continuous improvement and decades of R&D activities have led to innovative solutions that improve safety, quality, sustainability and customer benefits.
This journey continues with our unique and complete range of solutions, technology and equipment for blast furnace ironmaking under one roof – at Paul Wurth.
The Paul Wurth Group can genuinely claim to be the global leader in blast furnace ironmaking technology. Almost every medium-to-large blast furnace operating in the world today incorporates state-of-the-art Paul Wurth technology and our products and services cover the whole range of blast furnace equipment and automation.
In over 230 blast furnace constructions and modernizations worldwide, proprietary Paul Wurth technologies and the expertise of our employees have contributed to our customers reaching their goals: reduced capital and operating costs, efficient project implementation, quick operation ramp-up, reliability, availability, safety, plant hygiene, environmental compliance, long campaign life…
Even before steelmaking customers opt for a complete changeover in technology, gradual and staged – though nevertheless substantial – reductions in the CO2 footprint can be reached in the short and mid-term by retrofitting innovative, resource-saving solutions onto the existing installed equipment.
Currently, Paul Wurth is extending its offering of technologies designed to gradually reduce CO2 emissions in the classic blast furnace process, thereby creating a sensible balance between ambitious environmental targets and economic constraints. Our ‘blue’ blast furnace is capable of substantially reducing the carbon footprint of this established and proven technology.
Using Paul Wurth technology and equipment is synonym of best availability, top performance and profitable production cost for plant owners over a long period of operation. This is why Paul Wurth is committed to accompany its customers throughout the entire lifetime of their installations with a full-range of tailor-made services and expert know-how.