Danieli announced that for the expansion of their steel plant in Danapur in Karnataka, BMM Ispat had awarded a contract to Danieli Corus for a complete, 0.88 million tonne per year blast furnace complex in 2021. The blast furnace, the heart of the new complex, will have a 680 cubic meters working volume for a design capacity of 2,400-2,600 daily tonnes of hot metal. The furnace is designed to operate on a charge mix of 80% pellets and 20% lump ore, while the pulverized coal-injection system will he designed for injecting up to 250 kg/tHM. Importantly, the client has chosen to embark upon this expansion project based on modern Danieli Corus technologies for all areas of the blast furnace complex:The unit was developed to minimize operating costs thanks to maximum availability and minimum maintenance. The distributor relies on hydraulic technology, and all components are engineered and manufactured to be failure-free, eliminating vulnerabilities of existing chute-based designs.The replacement of the gas-cleaning system wet second stage with a filter bag-based dry second stage eliminates the requirement for large quantities of scrubbing water, while retaining maximum residual thermal energy in the top gas. Danieli Corus conditioning tower is the only proven solution to eliminate temperature spikes and protect the filter bags without producing excess moisture that could cause acid-accelerated corrosion downstream the system.The Danapur plant is located in an iron ore-rich area in India’s Karnataka state, where BMM Ispat currently produces pellets, sponge iron and a variety of long products.