After winning the bid for the No 3 blast furnace general contracting project in February this year, MCC International won the bid for the Indonesian Dexin Steel Project again. Chinese Metallurgical International has signed a contract with Indonesia-based PT Dexin Steel for the construction of blast furnace No 3 to be built In Qlngshan Industrial Park in Central Sulawesi Province of Indonesia. The 1,780 cubic meter blast furnace will Increase Dexin Steel's annual production capacity to 6 million tonnes. The project is expected to be put into operation at the end of December 2022MCC International will quickly organize the construction and ensure that the project will be put into operation as soon as possible.The project is invested and being constructed by Dexin Iron and Steel Co Ltd. The construction content includes the installation and commissioning of 120 tonne converter, bar conversion line and its supporting ancillary facilities, pipeline and electrical equipment. With the new furnace online, the steelmaker boasts production of products such as slab, billet, rebar, and wire rod. The billet production of PT Dexin will double to over 200,000 tonne per month from a current 120,000-150,000 tonne per month,The first BF was fired up on 30 March 2020. PT Dexin Steel Indonesia fired up its second of two 1,780 cubic meter blast furnaces at Morowali Industrial Park, Central Sulawesi on 3 February 2022, which was initially targeted to launch May 2020 but was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the second blast furnace, PT Dexin has an overall crude steel production capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per year, feeding re-rolling lines for rebar and wire rod with capacities of 1 million tonnes per year and 500,000 tonnes per year, respectively.Delong Steel Singapore Projects, a subsidiary of Chinese steelmaker Delong Holdings, has a 60% stake in the venture and Hanwa 10%. The joint venture is currently also choosing sites in Indonesia for further production boost, totaling 14 million tonne per year in fresh capacity, bringing the steelmaker's plan for a collective output to 20 million tonne per year.