Republic Steel orders EAF and process equipment
SMS Concast, Switzerland, received an order to deliver a 150-t EAF (Electric Arc Furnace) and process equipment from the US American company Republic Steel, Cleveland, Ohio. The EAF will be installed in Lorain, Ohio.
‟This expansion will help us maintain our position as the industry leader in the manufacturing of SBQ. The additional capacity from the new furnace will allow us more flexibility and efficiency in delivering the highly engineered products our customers require,” says Republic Steel President and CEO Jaime Vigil.
The new electric arc furnace will increase the company’s annual liquid steel production by 1.2 million t. It has a 150-short ton heating volume, a 120/135-MVA furnace transformer as well as eccentric bottom tapping and oxy-fuel burners.
The new furnace will feed Republic Steel´s bloom and billet casters for the production of 7.5 to 165 mm diameter SBQ flat steel and bar coil, and 152, 280, 305 and 355 mm diameter seamless tube rounds.
Republic Steel will tap the first furnace heat in the second quarter of 2013.
SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.