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Primetals Technologies modernizes twin electric arc furnace at Baosteel in Shanghai, China

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Primetals Technologies has won an order from China's Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (Baosteel) to modernize a more than 20-year old DC twin electric arc furnace at its Shanghai plant. The project involves redesigning both the upper and lower vessels and installing new anodes in each case. Improved power efficiency reduces production costs and raw materials can be used more flexibly. It will therefore be possible in future to operate the electric arc furnace with a hot metal content of up to 90 percent. Modernization work is scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.