JFE West Japan Works (Kurashiki) steel plant

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JFE West Japan Works (Kurashiki) steel plant (also known as JFE - Kawasaki Steel) is a 10000-thousand tonnes per annum (ttpa) nan steel plant in Chūgoku, in Japan. JFE West Japan Works (Kurashiki) steel plant operates a blast furnace (BF), basic oxygen furnace (BOF), and electric arc furnace (EAF).

Location

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Background

The JFE West Japan Works (Kurashiki) steel plant began operating in 2003 under the JFE group.[1]

In 2017, the JFE Group began construction for a casting plant with an investment of JPY 53 million that will add to the plant's plate capacity.[2]

In 2021, they also renovated the 4th blast furnace.[3]

Plant Details

  • Alternative plant names: JFE - Kawasaki Steel
  • Location: 1 Mizushima Kawasaki-dori, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama Pref. 712-8511 Japan
  • GPS Coordinates: 34.501198, 133.722123 (exact)
  • Plant status: operating[4]
  • Start year: 2003[1]
  • State-owned entity status: N/A
  • Parent company: JFE Holdings Inc [100%][5]
  • Parent company PermID: 4295880726 [100%]
  • Owner: JFE Steel Corp[6]
  • Owner company PermID: 4295877328
  • Crude steel production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum): 10000.0
    • Basic oxygen furnace / Blast furnace (BOF/BF): 10000[7]
  • Crude Iron production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum): 12934.432
    • Pig iron/hot metal: 12934.432 (Estimated by interpolating capacity from standard BF conversion chart)[8][9]
    • Sinter: >0[10]
    • Coke: >0[10]
  • Steel product category: semi-finished; finished rolled[10]
  • Steel products: hot rolled sheets, cold rolled sheets, coated sheets, electrical sheets, plates, sheet piles, H-profile, rails, bars, wire rods, UOE pipes[10]
  • Steel sector end users: automotive; building and infrastructure; energy; steel packaging; transport; tools and machinery[10]
  • Workforce size: 5730[5]
  • ISO14001 certification year: yes[11]
  • ISO50001 certification: N/A[12]
  • Main production equipment: BF, BOF, EAF[13]
  • Detailed production equipment: coking plant; sinter plant; 3 BF (BF#2 (4100m3, began in Nov. 2003), BF#3 (5055m3; began in Feb. 2010), BF#4 (5005m3, began in Jan. 2002; renovation planned in FY2021)); 3 BOF (3x200-tonne), additional BOF (number unknown); EAF (number unknown)[9][14][12][15]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "West Japan Works". JFE Steel Corporation. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  2. "JFE Steel starts operating continuous casting plant No. 7 in Kurashiki". Steel Orbis. 2021-06-17. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  3. Institute, Strategic Research. "JFE Steel Fires Renovated BF 4 at West Japan Works Kurashiki Ward". SteelGuru Business News. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  4. "About". JFE Steel Corporation. Archived from the original on December 29, 2021. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Home". JFE Steel Corporation. Archived from the original on January 26, 2022. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  6. "JFE Steel Corporation". JFE Steel Corporation. Archived from the original on December 29, 2021. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  7. "Group Report 2019" (PDF). JFE Steel. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  8. "Blast Furnace - an overview". ScienceDirect Topics. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "No. 6 Blast Furnace at East Japan Works (Chiba) to be Revamped". JFE Steel Corporation. 2020-11-09. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 "Process". JFE Steel Corporation. Archived from the original on January 26, 2022. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  11. "Environment". JFE Steel Corporation. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "「iso50001」の検索結果 - Yahoo!検索". Yahoo Search. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  13. "Kurashiki Area Layout". JFE Steel Corporation. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  14. "No.4 Blast Furnace at West Japan Works (Kurashiki) to Be Revamped". JFE Steel Corporation. 2019-09-30. Archived from the original on January 27, 2022. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  15. "Group Report 2020" (PDF). JFE Steel. Retrieved 2022-03-06.

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