Commercial Metals Company’s CMC Steel Texas awards Badische with the EAF Revamp Project
Commercial Metals Company (CMC) is one of the largest producers of rebar in the US. The nine melting locations, including one in Poland, are all electric arc furnace (EAF) mills and produce over 5 million tons of finished long steel products. Badische Stahlwerke (BSW) is operating 2 EAFs at their location in Kehl (Germany) and produces over 2 Mio tons of steel every year.
CMC and Badische share the same values and see partnership as a one of the factors for long lasting success. After projects on furnace revamps at CMC Steel South Carolina in 2010 and in Poland in 2015, Badische Stahl-Engineering (BSE) is looking forward to another successful project. BSE will provide the latest innovative key technologies.
The total scope for the new 130 short ton EAF includes a full package of latest EAF technologies:
- State-of-the-art hydraulic system that will be equipped with the maintenance free “Mast Positioning System” that has been installed at BSW for many years
- Lower and upper shells with roof & elbow
- The gantry design, as already successfully operating in Poland, enables CMC Steel Texas to increase the furnace volume, which will lead ultimately to more flexibility for scrap. Therefore better operating times and savings can be expected. This gantry also allows for an independent gantry swing, while the roof can remain on the shell
- Electrical infrastructure will be replaced: The balance of the furnace was calculated and designed on the basis of the Finite Network Method (FNM). The hardware comprises of a new transformer wall HC System along with Copper-Steel Arms.
The entire team of the two proud steel making companies is looking forward to the successful start-up that is planned for late 2022.