Tenova, a Techint Group company specialised in innovative solutions for the metals and mining industries, was recently awarded three iRecovery® (intelligent waste heat recovery systems) by Tangshan Zhengfeng Iron & Steel in Hebei Province, China.


Tenova iRecovery Plant

Following the Consteel Evolution® commissioning, Tangshan has decided to further invest in Tenova’s technology solutions.

Tenova iRecovery® systems will be applied downstream of the new Consteel® Evolution to recover the waste heat and to use for the production of steam, which will then be available for the existing power plant.

The latest Chinese government policies demand higher quality processes and technologies to increase productivity and implement environmentally sustainable solutions. Consequently, Chinese steelmakers have been paying more and more attention to these topics in order to consolidate their position as technological leaders.

Tenova iRecovery® offers high environmental standards for production compared to traditional steelmaking processes.

With more than twelve references worldwide – four of which are located in China – Tenova iRecovery® is considered the best available proven technology in terms of balance/mix between innovation, reliability and sustainability.

“The EAF Consteel® iRecovery® configuration represents the worldwide state-of-the- art technology for what concerns electrical steelmaking sector and it will set an ambitious technological reference for Tenova in China and around the world”, stated Cristian Cattalini, Product Line Director, Tenova Metals – Environmental Technologies.

Over the last three years, Tenova has gained a strong position in China thanks to its technologies enabling Chinese steelmakers to improve their process towards greener and sustainable solutions.

“We are proud to supply our technologies to Tangshan and to be part of its transition to greener process in steelmaking. During our meetings, we discussed about future co-operation for sustainable solutions and we are ready to continue to be a reliable partner for Tangshan in the path of circular economy”, said Roberto Pancaldi, Tenova Metals CEO.

*Article published in the October-December 2019 issue of The Asia Miner

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