Fives to supply two new processing line furnaces to Baosteel Zhanjiang
Fives was entrusted by Fives with the design and supply of two Stein Digiflex® vertical annealing furnaces for its new 1550 mm cold rolling mill project in Zhanjiang, in southeastern Guangdong province of China.
One Stein Digiflex® vertical annealing furnace is to be supplied for a 700,000 tons per annum continuous annealing line (CAL), the second one is for a 270,000 tons per annum continuous galvanizing line (CGL). The Stein Digiflex® annealing furnaces have new compact design features and the most advanced combustion and cooling technologies, including the latest generation of AdvantTek® WRT 2.0 combustion system. Such combustion technology benefits from high recuperative energy efficiency, low NOx emissions and usage of the site generated fuels. It will allow Baosteel Zhanjiang Steel Plant to significantly reduce operational expenses, minimize environmental footprint and achieve its target of a "double excellent project" and a highly efficient plant.
A 10-million tons per annum steel project in Zhanjiang port with an estimated investment of $11 billion has been undergoing several stages of construction. Zhanjiang's first phase started up in 2013 with a capacity of 2.2 million tons per annum from a 2,030mm cold mill. The second phase, launched in August 2014, encompasses a 1,550mm wide cold rolling mill with a pickling line, a pickling line-tandem mill, a continuous annealing line and a continuous hot-dip galvanizing line to be progressively put into operation in 2016-2017. Output capacity is 2.55 million tons per annum of coils, mainly appliance and automotive sheet.
Since 2005, Baosteel has entrusted Fives with a total of five complete processing lines - CAL and CGL, and six vertical annealing furnaces for CALs and CGLs at its Baoshan and Zhanjiang steelworks, positioning Fives as its close partner and technology provider in the field of high-quality processing lines and annealing furnaces for advanced automotive and other high value-added products.