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Vietnamese Steelmaker Starts Up Converter Shop at New Mill

8/27/2019 - Vietnam’s Hoa Phat Group has commissioned the first of four converters at its integrated greenfield mill near Da Nang, reports the supplier of the equipment.

In a statement, SMS group said the converter has a capacity of 120 tons. In addition to the vessel and oxygen lance systems, sublances and relining facilities, SMS supplied the trunnion rings, converter tilt drives and parts of the dust collecting system.

“The converter shop will be equipped with X-Pact® electrical and automation systems and the X-Pact® Process Guidance System. The X-Pact® Process Guidance System provides the plant with a new automation standard that ensures uninterrupted operation thanks to process-oriented operator guidance,” the company said.

SMS is supplying all four of the mill's converters. In addition to supplying the equipment, SMS group is responsible for installation, commissioning and training.

When fully completed, the mill’s steel shop will be capable of producing 4 million metric tons of liquid steel each year.