HC ferrochrome meltshop

SMS Siemag, Germany, has received an order from TNK Kazchrome JSC, Kazakhstan, to build a new ferrochrome works in Kazakhstan. The works Meltshop No 4 will be erected at the Aktobe location. The planned annual production is around 440,000tns of ferrochrome with high carbon content. The melting unit will comprise 4 DC furnaces with a capacity of 72MW each. This technology allows the direct charging of fine ores into the furnace. The furnace has further special technical features that enhance the availability and lower the specific production costs: The conductive copper bottom has a long service life and ensures that the energy is uniformly distributed in the furnace. The patented electrode column system enables the electrodes to be slipped under full load. Commissioning of the first furnace is scheduled for the end of 2012.

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