Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel JSC awarded Primetals Technologies with a contract for process and technology consulting services for their integrated steel plant in Dung Quat, Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam.
The facility includes a blast furnace, a BOF-based meltshop, and a thin slab casting and rolling plant, producing hot-rolled coils.
According to Hoa Phat, the goal of the process and technology consulting services is “to study existing production performance and advise on possible improvements in product quality as well as on conversion cost reduction.”
Primetals Technologies experts will study the plant, produce a comprehensive process, equipment, and technology audit, present a plant performance evaluation regarding production and quality, and explore possible optimization areas to improve operational expenditure (OPEX) and increase Hoa Phat’s competitiveness.
This significant order is evidence of the trust Hoa Phat group has developed in Primetals Technologies’ competencies in ironmaking, steelmaking, and hot-rolled coil production. At present, this significant project is in the advanced engineering phase.