Thyssenkrupp Orders 2 Walking Beam Furnaces from Danieli
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Thyssenkrupp Orders 2 Walking Beam Furnaces from Danieli

Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG has awarded Danieli Centro Combustion the order to supply two new complete walking beam furnaces for steel slabs for

Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG has awarded Danieli Centro Combustion the order to supply two new complete walking beam furnaces for steel slabs for the Bruckhausen hot rolling mill #4, located in Duisburg. The new Danieli Centro Combustion walking beam furnace will achieve high production while reducing the energy consumption, NOx emissions and improving slab surface quality. With a capacity of 380 tonnes per hour cold charging, up to 560 tonnes per hour with hot charging, furnace design and performances will be based on energy efficiency maximization, fuel consumption and emission reduction. The optimization of the combustion system, which is already dimensioned for a possible addition of H2 up to 48% in volume of maximum H2 % about 66%, will lead to furnace efficiency increase and CO2 emission reduction up to about 53 kilograms per tonne by continuous running at maximum productivity. The new walking furnaces offer a lower risk of surface damage to the slabs compared to the present furnaces, and the heating process of the slabs is also more uniform. With this investment, thyssenkrupp Steel creates the conditions for optimized surface qualities of the finished products.

The start of production is scheduled for early 2024.

As part of its Strategy 20-30, the steel producer thyssenkrupp Steel is investing in its capacities to further improve the surface quality of premium sheet steel. These include, for instance, higher-strength multi-phase steels, grades with high surface quality and steels for e-mobility. One key element of the adaptation of the production network is the division of the casting rolling line in Duisburg-Bruckhausen into a separate new continuous casting line and a separate rolling line.

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