JFE Steel Corporation
No.3 Blast Furnace at West Japan Works (Kurashiki) to Be Revamped
TOKYO –JFE Steel Corporation has decided to revamp the No.3 blast furnace (BF) at the West Japan Works (Kurashiki). The BF has been idled since January 2009; the revamp is preparation for its fourth campaign (operating cycle).
The timing of blow-in will be determined after careful verification of market trends.
JFE Steel strives to maintain a production system capable of flexibly and swiftly adjusting to changes in demand.
|1.Cost:||Approx. 30 billion yen|
|2.Schedule:||October 2009 – April 2010 (planned)|
|3.Other:||Post-revamp inner volume will be 5,055 m3 (current: 4,359 m3)|
List of West Japan Works blast furnaces:
|Inner volume (m3)||Blow-in date|
|No.2 BF (in operation):||4,100||November 2003 (Fourth campaign)|
|No.3 BF (to be revamped):||4,359||June 1990 (Third campaign)|
|No.4 BF (in operation):||5,005||January 2002 (Third campaign)|
|No.2 BF (in operation):||2,828||September 1998 (Fourth campaign)|
|No.3 BF (idle):||3,223||August 1994 (Third campaign)|
|No.4 BF (in operation):||5,000||May 2006 (Fourth campaign)|
|No.5 BF (in operation):||5,500||March 2005 (Third campaign)|
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|JFE Steel Corporation:||https://www.jfe-steel.co.jp/cgi-bin/contact.cgi|