Nippon Kansai Works (Wakayama Area, Wakayama) steel plant

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Nippon Kansai Works (Wakayama Area, Wakayama) steel plant (关西制铁所和歌山地区(和歌山) (Chinese); 関西製鉄所和歌山地区(和歌山) (Japanese)) (also known as Kansai Works (Wakayama) and Wakayama Works (Wakayama Area)) is a 5490-thousand tonnes per annum (ttpa) steel plant in Kansai, in Japan. Nippon Kansai Works (Wakayama Area, Wakayama) steel plant operates a blast furnace (BF), basic oxygen furnace (BOF), and electric arc furnace (EAF).

Location

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Background

In March 2021, Nippon Steel Corporation announced plans to shutdown one of the blast furnaces at Nippon Wakayama Works steel plant (aka Kansai Works) in the first half of FY2021.[1] It was shut down in September 2021.[2] The Nippon Kansai Works (Wakayama Area, Wakayama) steel plant consists of three facilities (Hainan, Sakai, Wakayama) but the Hainan and Sakai plants are for processing only.

Plant Details

  • Alternative plant names: Kansai Works (Wakayama), Wakayama Works (Wakayama Area)
  • Other language plant name: 关西制铁所和歌山地区(和歌山) (Chinese); 関西製鉄所和歌山地区(和歌山) (Japanese)
  • Location: 1850 Minato, Wakayama City, Wakayama Pref. 640-8555 Japan
  • GPS Coordinates: 34.233519, 135.135443 (exact)
  • Plant status: operating[3]
  • Start year: 1942[4]
  • State-owned entity status: N/A
  • Parent company: Nippon Steel Corp [100%][5]
  • Parent company PermID: 4295877313
  • Owner: Nippon Steel Corp[3]
  • Owner company PermID: 4295877313
  • Crude steel production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum): 5490.0
    • Basic oxygen furnace / Blast furnace (BOF/BF): 4570 (estimated using highest real production in last 5 years)
    • Electric arc furnace (EAF): 920 (estimated as total EAF charge volume x 1.15 x 10,000/year)
  • Crude iron production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum): 3302.8
    • Pig iron/hot metal: 3302.8 (estimated by interpolating capacity from standard BF conversion chart)[6]
    • Sinter: >0[7]
    • Coke: >0[7]
  • 2020 production (thousand tonnes per annum):
    • Basic oxygen furnace (BOF): 2443[8]
    • Electric arc furnace (EAF): 251[8]
  • Steel product category: semi-finished; finished rolled[3]
  • Steel products: seamless pipes, H-shaped steel hyperbeems, steel sheet piles[3]
  • Steel sector end users: building and infrastructure; transport[3]
  • Workforce size: 3167[9]
  • ISO14001 certification: 2021[10]
  • Main production equipment: BF, BOF, EAF[4][11]
  • Detailed production equipment: 1 BF (BF#2 (3700m3, built 1963, rebuilt Feb. 2019)); 3 BOF (3x260-tonne); 1 EAF (80-tonne); 2 coke ovens (No.5 mothballed in FY2021 H1; No. 4 to be mothballed in FY2022 H1); 2 sinter plant [4][2][12][7]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. Nippon Steel cuts capacity 20% for zero-carbon future, Sotaro Yumae and Tsukasa Morikuni, NikkeiASIA, Mar. 6, 2021, Retrieved on: May 20, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Integrated Report 2021" (PDF). Nippon Steel. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 20, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "関西製鉄所 和歌山地区概要 - 関西製鉄所 和歌山地区 - 製鉄所 - 日本製鉄". Nippon Steel. Archived from the original on September 29, 2020. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Basic Facts about Nippon Steel 2019" (PDF). Nippon Steel. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 27, 2022. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  5. "About Nippon Steel". Nippon Steel. Archived from the original on March 20, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  6. "Blast Furnace - an overview". ScienceDirect Topics. Retrieved 2022-04-12.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Kansai Works Wakayama district overview, Nippon Steel Corporation, Retrieved on: Apr. 28, 2020
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Outline of the Manufacturing Base". Nippon Steel. Retrieved 2022-04-12.
  9. "Employees". Nippon Steel. Archived from the original on January 26, 2022. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  10. "ISO登録証・JIS認証書 | 関西製鉄所和歌山地区 | 製鉄所 | 日本製鉄". Nippon Steel. Retrieved 2022-04-12.
  11. "関西製鉄所 和歌山地区概要 | 関西製鉄所 和歌山地区". Nippon Steel. Retrieved 2022-04-12.
  12. "History". Nippon Steel. Retrieved 2022-04-12.

Other resources

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