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SCHADE Lagertechnik awarded large-scale contract for the new Formosa steelworks in Ha Tinh, Vietnam

SCHADE Lagertechnik awarded large-scale contract for the new Formosa steelworks in Ha Tinh, Vietnam Image 1SCHADE Lagertechnik awarded large-scale contract for the new Formosa steelworks in Ha Tinh, Vietnam Image 2

Formosa Petrochemical Corporation FPC, Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation FCFC and Formosa Ha Tinh Corporation FHS, all three of which belong to the Formosa Group, Taiwan have awarded SCHADE Lagertechnik a contract for a total of 21 pieces of equipment for the new Ha Tinh steelworks which is to be erected in central Vietnam. This order features among the largest individual contracts in SCHADE Lagertechnik’s long company history.

Formosa Plastics Group, a Taiwanese diversified group manufacturing plastic, PVC, chemical and petrochemical products, is investing around 15 billion US$ in its new steelworks. The newly founded Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation will blow in the new blast-furnace in 2014 and commence production of up to 750 tonnes steel per year.

 The contract volume for SCHADE Lagertechnik which encompasses equipment for both the integrated coal-fired power plant and for the steelworks itself comprises two tripper carriages for the coal-fired power plant and four tripper carriages for the steelworks featuring a capacity of 5400t/h each. Also to be supplied and tailored to both the power plant and the steelworks are two and four semi-portal scrapers respectively with a track gauge of 40.7 metres and a discharge capacity of 2200t/h each. The steelworks will have a portal scraper installed for its flux yard featuring a track gauge of 48.5 metres and a discharge capacity of 1200t/h as well as two stackers with a capacity of 360t/h and 3200t/h respectively. In addition, six mobile discharge machines are being supplied.

The complete erection and commissioning of the equipment will be directed by Schade Lagertechnik. Start of erection is scheduled for October 2013 and the cold commissioning for the end of April 2014. This large-scale contract is a further milestone in the long history of trusting and reliable cooperation enjoyed between SCHADE Lagertechnik in Herne and the Formosa Group in Taiwan.

 SCHADE half-portal scraper for Ha Tinh

Example of a SCHADE semi-portal scraper similar to the size which will be employed in Ha Tinh. (Photo © SCHADE Lagertechnik)