New FMF® at Pomina 3, Vietnam

Tenova has recently been contracted for a new Flexible Modular Furnace (FMF®) at Pomina 3 in Vietnam.

Tenova was recently awarded a new contract for the new furnace concept, the Flexible Modular Furnace (FMF®), for Pomina 3 steel plant, part of Pomina Steel Corporation in Ba Ria, Vung Tau region, Vietman.

In the Pomina 3 steel plant, the steelmaker upgraded the 120 tons Consteel® EAF – supplied by Tenova in 2013 – into a Tenova FMF®. Adopting this new technology, Pomina 3 will also be able to charge the furnace with hot metal coming from the new blast furnace. This solution will allow Pomina 3 to adopt a hybrid electrical/integrated steelmaking technology minimizing CAPEX and gaining a savings on production costs.  

The start-up of this plant is foreseen in early 2019.

This project is the first one of this kind in Vietnam, following a trend of steelmakers for advanced solutions to decrease production costs and look for more flexibility to use different input materials into an EAF. In the last three years, Tenova signed four contracts (relevant to six furnaces) linked to the FMF® solution”, said Stefano Marelli, Tenova Global Sales Regional Manager.

Pomina Group (former Thep Viet) started the collaboration with Tenova almost 15 years ago, with a first contract for Consteel® EAF, ladle furnace and continuous caster, followed by another Consteel® EAF and, more recently, by a cold mill complex for pre-painted galvanized flat steel.