JSW Dolvi orders converter shop

JSW Steel Limited, India, has placed an order with SMS group for the supply of a converter shop for its Dolvi plant, which has to fulfill high demands in terms of energy efficiency and environmental protection.

For the converter shop, SMS group will supply two 350-ton BOF converters, two 350-ton ladle furnaces and one 350-ton RH TOP vacuum recirculation degassing facility (Ruhrstahl Heraeus). The environmental engineering will include two primary waste gas cleaning systems with a dry dust collection system and a secondary waste gas cleaning system for the converters, ladle furnaces and the RH facility. The secondary gas cleaning plant with bag filter is designed for a capacity rating of more than 3,400,000 Nm³ per hour.

In order to increase energy efficiency, the converter shop is equipped with two heat recovery systems for generating steam from the waste heat of the converter primary gas. The produced steam is fed into the works pipeline network. Furthermore, the installed gas extraction technology, a volume of more than 400 million Nm³ converter waste gas per year can be used to replace other fossil fuels for energy generation.