POSCO Pohang steel plant

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POSCO Pohang steel plant (also known as Pohang Iron & Steel) is a 17400-thousand tonnes per annum (ttpa) blast furnace-basic oxygen furnace (BF-BOF) steel plant in North Gyeongsang, in South Korea. POSCO Pohang steel plant operates a blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF).

Location

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Plant Details

  • Alternative plant names: Pohang Iron & Steel
  • Location: 6262, Donghaean-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea
  • GPS Coordinates: 36.009310, 129.394508 (exact)
  • Plant status: operating
  • Start year: 1973[1]
  • State-owned entity status: partial[2]
  • State-owned entity department: National Pension Service 12.06%, Treasury Stock 8.11%[2]
  • Parent company: Posco [100%][3]
  • Parent company PermID: 4295881204
  • Owner: Posco[4]
  • Owner company PermID: 4295881204
  • Crude steel production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum): 17400.0
    • Basic oxygen furnace / Blast furnace (BOF/BF): 17400[5]
  • Crude Iron production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum): 6900
  • Steel product category: finished rolled[9]
  • Steel products: hot rolled steel, plate, wire rod, cold rolled steel, galvanized steel, electric galvanized steel, stainless steel, titanium[9]
  • Steel sector end users: automotive; building and infrastructure; energy; steel packaging; transport; tools and machinery[9]
  • Workforce size: 5500[10]
  • ISO14001 certification: yes[11]
  • ISO50001 certification: yes[11]
  • Main production equipment: blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF)[1]
  • Detailed production equipment: 2 BF (BF #1 (began in Jun. 1973; set for shutdown in 2021); BF#4 (5600m3; set for shutdown in 2025)); Corex BF-DRI plant (C-2000, 0.8 MTPA, began in Nov. 1995); 2 FINEX plants (FINEX No. 2 Plant (F-1.5M, 1.5 MTPA, began in 2007), FINEX No. 3 (F-2.0M, 2.0 MTPA, began in 2014), FINEX Demo plant (shut down in 2014)); 3 BOF (began in 1973 (79m3); 1978 (250m3); 2011 (300m3))[6][7][8][12][13][14][15]
  • Coal source: Tanoma coal mine[16]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1967~1970 Foundation of POSCO". POSCO. Archived from the original on October 4, 2021. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2020 - Our Shareholders - Stock Information - Investor Relations". Posco. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  3. "Corporate Governance - Our Approach & Policies - ESG". Posco Korea. Archived from the original on January 11, 2022. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  4. "Corporate Governance - Our Approach & Policies - ESG". Posco Korea. Archived from the original on January 11, 2022. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  5. "2016 Minerals Yearbook - Republic of Korea" (PDF). Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The Finex Process" (PDF). Primetals. Retrieved 2022-04-13.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Posco to shut aging furnace as coronavirus erodes steel demand". Nikkei Asia. Archived from the original on March 20, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Corex" (PDF). Primetals. Retrieved 2022-04-13.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "POSCO PRODUCTS". POSCO. Archived from the original on January 26, 2022. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  10. "POSCO to implement 8-to-5 workday system". Korea Times. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "POSCO receives 'ISO 50001', the international standard of energy management system". POSCO. Archived from the original on March 20, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  12. "POSCO Gwangyang No.3 Blast Furnace Reborn into a Smart & Sustainable Furnace". Archived from the original on January 27, 2022. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  13. "History of POSCO". POSCO. Retrieved 2022-04-13.
  14. "POSCO Reaches 20 Million Tons of Production Using FINEX Technology". POSCO. Retrieved 2022-04-13.
  15. "Discover the Technology that is Making Steel Production More Sustainable". POSCO. Retrieved 2022-04-13.
  16. "1982~1992 Construction in Gwangyang - History of POSCO - Company - POSCO". POSCO. Archived from the original on January 27, 2022. Retrieved January 27, 2022.

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