JFE Steel Corporation
No.3 Blast Furnace at West Japan Works (Fukuyama) to Be Revamped
TOKYO – JFE Steel Corporation has decided to revamp the No.3 blast furnace (BF) at the West Japan Works (Fukuyama). The BF has been idled since February 2009.
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. 29 billion yen|
|2. Schedule:||January 2011 – May 2011 (planned)|
|3. Other:||Post-revamp inner volume will be 4,300m3 (current: 3,223m3)|
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 (in operation):||5,055||February 2010 (Fourth 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 (to be revamped):||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|