Turkish steelmaker Tosyali Demir Celik Sanayi AS has placed an order with Primetals Technologies for the supply of an EAF Quantum electric arc furnace, oxygen-purged double vacuum degassing unit and slab casting unit for a new sheet metal project in Iskenderun, Turkey.
EAF Quantum is designed to work with scrap metal and primary materials such as HBI, cast iron of various compositions and qualities. Electric arc furnace power demand is extremely low, mainly due to the scrap preheating system, but also due to many other features of EAF Quantum technology, such as FAST Tapping, continuous slag foaming and continuous submerged arc arc. This reduces both operating costs and CO2 emissions.
EAF Quantum is a high-performance oven that provides minimal power outages. A twin vacuum degassing unit provides further processing and steel quality for the Tosyali Demir Celik product portfolio. With oxygen purging capability, the Tosyali Demir Celik steel mill will be ready to produce steels from ULC to high-carbon grades as well as high-strength low-alloy steels.
The plant will be equipped with TPQC (End-to-End Quality Control) system and thus ready for Industry 4.0. The double strand continuous slab casting machine delivers an annual capacity of two million metric tons of slabs, up to 3.4 million tons, and is capable of handling a wide range of steel grades. The new smelting shop is planned to be commissioned by the end of 2022.