OMK Orders DRI Plant from Danieli
Russian steelmaker OMK (United Metallurgical Company), a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, is investing the equivalent of US$2 billion in a new direct reduction plant and associated electric arc furnace-based meltshop.
The new direct reduction plant ordered by the Russian steelmaker OMK will be installed at Vyksa Steel Works. Part of the new complex for the production of slabs, seamless pipe and rail wheels, it will produce 2.5 million tonne per year of top-quality Direct Reduced Iron, used in EAF to produce the most demanding steel grades. The OMK investment and selected process route, Energiron DRI technology plus Danieli EAF, will be a benchmark for energy efficiency and environmental compliance green steel production. With a productivity of 2.5 million tons per year, the DRI plant of OMK will be the largest single-module direct reduction plant in Russia.
Energiron DRI plants allow the processing of a wide range of iron-oxide pellet qualities, which results in a strong advantage for the sourcing strategy of the steelmaker. Featuring ultra-low NOx burners and CO2 removal, Energiron DRI plants minimize the environmental emissions. Compared to a traditional integrated steel mill (BF+BOF) the carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by 64%, while other pollutants such as dioxin, PAH, etc. are almost negligible.
As with all the modern Energiron DRI plants, it allows the use of hydrogen instead of natural gas (partially or totally), pursuing the no-carbon emission concept.
Energy savings and performances will be boosted also at the steelmaking plant thanks to the HYTEMP hot-charge system, the most reliable and effective way to continuously feed the EAF with hot DRI at 600 °C.
Danieli will provide plant and equipment engineering, equipment manufacturing, supervision for erection and commissioning, and customer training. This order follows the one recently received by Danieli for the supply of the complete meltshop and caster for the same complex.