First Consteel® EAF for Nippon Steel in Japan

Tenova will provide a Consteel® EAF (Electric Arc Furnace) to Nippon Steel Corporation. It is the first installation of this kind of equipment for Nippon Steel Group in Japan.

Tenova was awarded a contract for the supply of a Consteel® EAF (Electric Arc Furnace) for Nippon Steel Corporation. This new Consteel® EAF is the first one for the Nippon Steel Group in Japan - and it will be installed at their Hirohata works. Production is targeted to start in the first half of the 2022 financial year.

With more than seventy-five references worldwide, Tenova’s Consteel® EAF offers high quality standards as well as an environmentally friendly approach to steel production compared to the other EAF technology. Tenova's exclusive Consteel® technology is in fact the only fully proven industrial process that continuously heats and feeds metallic charge into the EAF, while simultaneously keeping gaseous emissions under control.

“With this new installation, Hirohata plant will save about 400,000 tons per year of CO2 emissions” said Mario Marcozzi, Tenova Sales Director for Electric Arc & Ladle Furnaces. “Moreover, this project consolidates Tenova presence in the important Asian market”.