Nippon Ovako Smedjebacken steel plant

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Nippon Ovako Smedjebacken steel plant is an electric steel plant in Smedjebacken, Sweden.[1]

Location

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Background

Steel from Ovako Smedjebacken is processed into finished products at Ovako Boxholm.[2]

Production Equipment

The EAF at Ovako Smedjebacken steel plant started in 1968, but oldest parts of metallurgy date back to 1631.[3]

Hydrogen

Ovako Smedjebacken is the first steel plant to use hydrogen instead of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in a production setting to heat steel before rolling.[4]

Plant Details

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Smedjebacken, Ovako, Retrieved on: Jul. 31, 2020
  2. Boxholm, Ovako, Retrieved on: Jul. 31, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ovako Smedjebacken, Viktor Macha, Retrieved on: Jul. 31, 2020>
  4. First in the world to heat steel using hydrogen, Ovako, 2020, Retrieved on: Jul. 31, 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 History, Ovako, Retrieved on: Jul. 31, 2020
  6. Japan’s NSSMC to acquire Sweden's Ovako, make Sanyo Steel subsidiary, Paul Lim, Fastmarkets MB, Mar. 15, 2018, Retrieved on: Jul. 31, 2020
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Regarding the Agreement to Make Sanyo Special Steel a Subsidiary of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal and Other Matters, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Sanyo Special Steel Co., Ltd., Aug. 2, 2018
  8. Ovako invests in increased heat treatment capacity, Ovako, Jan. 20, 2017, Retrieved on: Jul. 31, 2020

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