Turnkey refractory project specialist, the Dickinson Group, was awarded a contract for the installation of refractories of the blast furnace in Mittal Steel’s capital expenditure programme. The contract included the supply of in excess of 1 500 t of refractory materials and anchors.
A joint venture was set up with Pirson Refractories of the Nether-lands, part of the Pirson Group, in a bid to minimise costs and enhance erection time.
The contract involved the lining of a new bustle main; a new blast furnace hearth; tuy�re; the prebricking of copper and cast-iron staves; the installation of monolithic refractories in the furnace dome; the off-gas system and ancillary equipment. The preshut activities encompassed in the contract were executed during the months of November and December and the shutdown activities are currently being completed.
Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
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