Danieli to supply two BFs to Vietnam’s Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel

Italy-based engineering company and steel producer Danieli will design and supply two blast furnaces to Vietnamese steelmaker Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel, adding 5.6 million mt/year of steel capacity to the Dung Quat steel complex, Danieli said Dec. 23.

The complex already has production capacity of 5 million mt/year.

Danieli said the two new BFs would each have a nominal hot metal production rate of 2.5-2.8 million mt/year and be equipped with the Danieli’s high-conductivity cooling and lining design based on copper-plate coolers and graphite refractories.

The contract also includes the supply of level-two process automation systems and pulverized-coal injection systems, with part of the hot-blast systems included.

Hoa Phat previously ordered four working-volume blast furnaces in 2017, which are all currently operating.

Earlier in December, Danieli said it would be supplying a new bar-in-coil line to India’s special steel producer Arjas Steel.

In September, the company upgraded two hot-dip galvanizing lines at MMK Metalurji in Dortyol and Istanbul, Turkey.

— Jacqueline Holman