For Dragon Steel Corporation in Taiwan, SMS group commissioned two converters in the carbon steel mill at the Taichung works in 2010. The meltshop is thus designed for an annual production of 2.2 million tons.
The 230-ton converter is equipped with a lamella suspension system, bottom stirring equipment and robot-operated sublance. In addition to the two converters, SMS group's supply included the complete bin system for ferroalloys, the gas cleaning plant with primary dedusting unit, as well as the gas recovery system, all vehicles, ladles and slag pots. The basic engineering for the concrete structure as well as basic and detail engineering and supply of the structural steelwork were also implemented by SMS group.
The RH-TOP plant from SMS Mevac, which has also been commissioned, is used in particular for the treatment of special steel grades for the automotive industry and transformer steels.
Dragon Steel Corporation is 70 percent owned by China Steel, Taiwan's largest steel producer.