SMS Group will improve the efficiency of processes at Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) by using “syngas”, a combination of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which will replace part of the carbon-based solid fuels and thus create the conditions for greater decarbonization potential in the future.
“We look forward to continuing to work with MMK to develop and implement these innovative solutions,” said André Schneider, CEO for the CIS region at SMS Group. “With our support, MMK can quickly achieve significant reductions in its CO2 emissions with relatively manageable investments.”
Blast furnace No. 11 was ordered in June 2021 and represents a completely new type of project. MMK uses improved technologies developed by SMS Group company Paul Wurth. In this way, very high environmental standards can be met. These new technologies can also be used in existing blast furnaces to achieve reductions in CO2 emissions at existing sites worldwide.
“Our contribution to these projects consists, among other things, of the production technology and workflows for the use of synthesis gas, which can be injected into the blast furnace shaft,” says Dr. Thomas Hansmann, Head of Metallurgy at SMS Group and CTO of Paul Wurth. “Our technology has the potential to significantly reduce emissions. The system is flexible and enables an overall increase in productivity.”
With 150 years of experience in steel mill equipment and technology, SMS supports customers like MKK all over the world. With our regional offices and our expanded portfolio of products and services, we offer our customers tailored support on site. Through Paul Wurth, SMS Group covers a broad portfolio of services, such as construction, maintenance and servicing of complete blast furnace plants as well as Midrex-licensed direct reduction furnaces. Technology solutions from SMS make a significant contribution to the global transformation of the steel industry – towards a future with low-emission, “green” steel.