JFE to Revamp Blast Furnace No 6 at East Japan Works in Chiba

JFE Steel Corporation has decided to revamp the No 6 blast furnace of the company's East Japan Works in Chiba Prefecture in Japan. As part of the
JFE to Revamp Blast Furnace No 6 at East Japan Works in Chiba

structural reforms that the company announced this past March, the targeted blow-in date had been set for 2023. Since then, however, it was decided to move up the targeted blow-in date to December 2022 in order to accelerate the improved profitability that the company expects to realize as a result of its ongoing structural reforms. Going forward, JFE Steel will continue to constantly monitor and forecast steel demand as well as maintain a production system capable of adjusting flexibly and swiftly to changes in the external environment.

Project outline

Cost: Approximately 43 billion yen

Schedule: September 2022 - December 2022

Other: Post-revamp inner volume of 5,153 cubic meters

East Japan Works

Location BF No Volume Blow-in date

Chiba District 6 (to be revamped) 5,153 May 1998 (second campaign)

Keihin District 2 (in operation) 5,000 March 2004 (second campaign)

Inner Volume in Cubic Meter

West Japan Works

Location BF No Volume Blow-in date

Kurashiki District 2 (in operation) 4,100 November 2003 (fourth campaign)

Kurashiki District 3 (in operation) 5,055 February 2010 (fourth campaign)

Kurashiki District 4 (being revamped) 5,005 January 2002 (third campaign)

Fukuyama District 3 (in operation) 4,300 May 2011 (fourth campaign)

Fukuyama District 4 (in operation) 5,000 May 2006 (fourth campaign)

Fukuyama District 5 (in operation) 5,500 March 2005 (third campaign)

Inner Volume in Cubic Meter

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