BSW began to develop capacities of a new area of secondary steel metallurgy
On July, 13 in advance of professional holiday of Byelorussian metallurgists at OJSC “BSW – management company of “BMC” holding marquee event happened - solemn startup of vacuum degasing unit at the new area of secondary steel metallurgy (SSMA), it was a complete stage of dimensioned modernization of steel melting production.
Project realization, which was invested over 185 million roubles, will allow BSW to balance steel production, improving quality and extending its grade range. To achieve this goal two 100-ton units ladle furnace and circulation degassing plant were raised at the new area and all corresponding infrastructure was built. The supplier of technology and equipment was company «Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH», and general contractor — OJSC «Gomelpromstroi».
This project will permit to increase transfer of high carbon wire rod (semi-finished product for manufacture of steel cord, hose wire and bead wire) up to 8000 tons monthly. Serious aspect in such case is exclusion of additional process from production chain at steel wire shop, in perspective this will make it possible to decrease costs for 2,9 mln.USD per year. Overall economic effect from project realization including growth of proceeds from production increase of quality steel grades will be about 15,9 mln.USD per year.
It should be mentioned that within project realization more than 120 working places were created.