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Nippon Steel to produce electrical steel sheet by arc furnace in 2022

2019-11-07 09:07:05  【Print】
Japan's Nippon Steel plans to produce electrical steel sheet through an electric arc furnace ("EAF"), with first production targeted in the April-September 2022 fiscal year, the company said Wednesday.

The new Yen 28 billion ($257 million) EAF facility at its Hirohata Works in western Japan will have a 60,000 mt/month capacity. The company currently operates a 60,000 mt/month scrap melting facility at Hirohata, which consumes scrap and pig iron generated at its other works in Japan.Asian Metal Copyright22 million mt of crude steel during April-September this year, down 1.Asian Metal Copyright But this facility will be shut down when the new EAF comes online.

A Nippon Steel spokeswoman said there would be little change to the flow of raw materials at Hirohata and the steelmaker's high quality scrap and processing technologies would ensure output at the new EAF is "the highest quality."

Nippon Steel produced 20.22 million mt of crude steel during April-September this year, down 1.Asian Metal Copyright A Nippon Steel spokeswoman said there would be little change to the flow of raw materials at Hirohata and the steelmaker's high quality scrap and processing technologies would ensure output at the new EAF is "the highest quality.Asian Metal Copyright4% year on year.Asian Metal Copyright" Nippon Steel produced 20.Asian Metal Copyright It expects to reach 40.Asian Metal Copyright The company currently operates a 60,000 mtmonth scrap melting facility at Hirohata, which consumes scrap and pig iron generated at its other works in Japan.Asian Metal Copyright7 million mt in fiscal 2019 (April 2019-March 2020).

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