Synopsis: Hasçelik, a prominent Turkish special steel manufacturer, has chosen Tenova and ABB technologies for its new plant in Osmaneli, Türkiye. The state-of-the-art equipment includes a Consteel® Electric Arc Furnace with Consteerrer®, a Ladle Furnace, and a Twin Vacuum Degasser, all integrated through advanced automation for top-notch steel quality. This pioneering EAF allows Hasçelik to combat declining scrap quality and availability, emphasizing energy efficiency, reduced workforce, reliability, and environmental impact reduction.Article: Hasçelik, a leading special steel manufacturer based in Türkiye, has taken a significant step in its steelmaking endeavors. Collaborating with Tenova and ABB, they have initiated a state-of-the-art project in their new Osmaneli plant. This venture introduces cutting-edge technology to ensure the highest quality steel production.The centerpiece of this project is the Consteel® Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), distinguished by its unique Consteerrer®, an electromagnetic liquid steel stirring system. Alongside this, a Ladle Furnace (LF) and a Twin Vacuum Degasser (VD) complete the setup. These units are intricately linked and governed by a sophisticated automation system, ensuring an optimized process and the production of high-quality steel grades.What sets this unit apart is that it will be Türkiye's first continuously charged EAF. This innovation equips Hasçelik to tackle the challenges posed by diminishing scrap quality and availability. Continuous charging makes the process robust against variations in scrap density, quality, and volatile compounds. The Consteel® Evolution at the core of this system combines a full-platform EAF with a single-point roof lifting system, providing numerous advantages. These include energy efficiency, reduced workforce requirements, increased reliability, enhanced productivity, and minimized environmental impact.Tenova's Consteel® system has evolved since its initial industrial installation in the USA in 1989. It is currently the most widely applied EAF solution for continuous scrap charge and waste heat recovery. The system ingeniously uses EAF fumes to pre-heat raw materials while delivering scrap to the crucible with a controlled flow. This process ensures thorough pyrolysis and combustion of organic compounds from the non-metallic portion of the scrap, reducing the generation of harmful substances. Moreover, it diminishes noise levels and enhances workplace safety, eliminating the need for personnel to operate in hazardous areas.The Consteel® furnace will also feature Consteerrer®, a technology developed in an exclusive global partnership between ABB and Tenova. Consteerrer® applies ABB's ArcSave® non-contact electromagnetic stirring technology to continuously charging EAFs. This technology minimizes thermal losses, boosts melt rates, homogenizes liquid steel, and reduces oxygen content in the bath. It's a customizable technology that can be tailored to the requirements of various EAFs and retrofitted to existing units.Naci Faydasiçok, Chairman of the Board at Hasçelik, expressed the significance of this tailor-made solution, designed for future expansion. He emphasized that Consteel® and Consteerrer® technologies align perfectly with their needs.Davide Masoero, Tenova Area Manager Europe Electric Arc & Ladle Furnaces, highlighted how this investment equips Hasçelik to maintain high-quality production in the face of worsening scrap characteristics.Zaeim Mehraban, Global Sales Manager, Metallurgy Products at ABB, emphasized the importance of process efficiency, particularly in a climate of rising commodity and energy costs and increased focus on sustainability. ABB's ArcSave®-based electromagnetic stirring technology, at the core of Consteerrer®, will boost productivity and energy efficiency for Hasçelik's electric arc furnace process.Conclusion: Hasçelik's partnership with Tenova and ABB to implement cutting-edge technology in its Osmaneli plant marks a significant advancement in the steel industry. The integration of a Consteel® Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) with Consteerrer® technology, a Ladle Furnace (LF), and a Twin Vacuum Degasser (VD) through advanced automation ensures top-quality steel production. This groundbreaking EAF, the first of its kind in Türkiye, enhances energy efficiency, reduces the workforce, improves reliability, and minimizes environmental impact, making it a landmark in the pursuit of sustainable steelmaking.