Corinth Pipeworks Uses EAF Slag to Coat Steel Pipes
Corinth Pipeworks in its commitment to act in a sustainable manner and to assist the transition to a low carbon circular economy is optimizing the use of natural resources in our operation wherever possible and to find synergies with other industries, making industrial symbiosis a reality. A successful initiative that has been undertaken in conjunction with Wasco Energy Group and AEIFOROS SA is the use of Electric arc furnace slag in special concrete applications such as heavy concrete, requiring aggregates of stable quality regarding density and sizing, for the coating of pipes for offshore pipelines. It complies with all standards used in pipeline projects meeting raw material specifications for the coating mixture. When compared to natural aggregates, these waste products have a higher density, thus leading to the overall substitution of the iron ore or other natural minerals.
Wasco Coatings Europe BV has successfully managed to utilize ferronickel slags in the production process for the same application in coating of pipes. Benefits are two fold
Use of valuable by-products, which in the past were stored on site, landfilled, or utilized in lower added value products
Conserving natural resources which were traditionally used in this application like iron ore and heavy minerals