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Emirates Steel & ECOFER sign slag management agreement

Steel News - Published on Wed, 22 May 2019

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An estimated 1.6 million tonnes of slag of Emirates Steel will be processed in two years after the company signed an agreement with Finnish ECOFER Technologies. The agreement, due to take effect in 2020, will provide Emirates Steel with sustainable slag management services for the next ten years, in line with the company's long-term commitment and objective of eventually producing zero waste. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Steel, signed the agreement with Managing Partner of ECOFER Technologies, Ismail Fahmy, at Emirates Steel's headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

ECOFER will process slag from Emirates Steel's Electric Arc Furnace, EAF, and Ladle Furnace. The slag, which will be crushed down to one to five-millimetre granules, will be sold as a raw product for the construction industry after any remaining metals have been extracted from the slag. In addition to waste slag, ECOFER will also process refractory, heat-resistant materials which are exhausted during manufacturing.

Emirates Steel, a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation, SENAAT, has been recycling its EAF slag product since 2014, producing roughly 2,800,000 tonnes of EAF slag over the past five years and successfully selling it for use in the construction industry. EAF slag, when efficiently recycled, has many uses within the construction and road industry due to its mechanical properties, strength, wear resistance and shape.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Wed, 22 May 2019
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