Chief Representative MENA, Shandong Province Metallurgical Engineering Ltd, China
Hobson Wang is the chief representative of Middle East and North Africa for Shandong Province Metallurgical Engineering Co. Ltd (SDM), which is one of the leading engineering companies in China, having presence across the world.
Topic: Hismelt- Iron Making Technology Using Low Grade Iron Ore Fines And Coal
Abstract: HiSmelt is a direct smelting process for making iron straight from the ore. Fine iron ores and non-coking coals are injected directly into a molten iron bath, contained within a Smelt Reduction Vessel (SRV), to produce high quality molten pig iron. The excess gas produced during the process is used for power generation, production of direct reduced iron (an alternative iron input for scrap), or as fuel gas.
The process can be considered a both a potential replacement for the blast furnace and as a new source of low cost iron units for BOF or EAF steelmaking. The technology offers advantages such as lower operating costs; lower capital intensity, lower environmental impact, greater raw material and operational flexibility.