On October 27, Chairman Han Guorui of CERI went to the site of Shagang ultrathin strip project for investigation.
Chairman Han Guorui pointed out that this is the first industrialized cast rolling line in China. As the exclusive partner and the technically responsible party of NUCOR in China, CERI undertakes the whole line technical integration on the first cast rolling line of Shagang, equipment co-manufacturing and supply at core area, and design and supply of rolling line equipment.
On January 16, 2019, the one time hot run of the project of the special strip processing and distribution center in Jiangxi Xinyu Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., the 1550mm single stand temper mill unit was successfully implemented.
The annual handling capacity of the unit is 320,000 tons, the specification of finished strip is 0.30~3.0mm×800~1430mm, the maximum running speed is 800m/min, and the maximum rolling force is 1200 tons. CERI successively undertook the general contracting of two core equipments including the special steel pickling line and the single stand temper mill unit in Xinyu Iron & Steel, and set a new record of pickling with thick specification and special steel wide width temper rolling in China.
On January 2, 2019, the freighter carrying the third batch (the last batch) of equipment for the Vietnam POMINA sintering desulfurization engineering departed from Shanghai Port. From then on, the work related to design, procurement and logistics in the Vietnam POMINA sintering desulfurization project was completely fulfilled. At present, the project has entered the stage for onsite construction service, commissioning, etc.
On January 14, President of CERI Mr. Zhang Bo received the global director & Chief Sales Officer of Primetals Technologies Mr. Gupta, Global Vice President Mr. Meng Ke, and General Manager of the Key Account Manager Department Mr. Li Jianhua.
Firstly, President Zhang Bo delivered a warm welcome to the party led by Mr. Gupta, gave an introduction to the development situation of CERI in recent years, and looked back the cooperation history of both parties in the past decades. After that, President Zhang Bo made an in-depth analysis of the development trend and the market potential in China’s metallurgical industry, and clarified the cooperation opportunities of both parties in multiple fields including product, technology, domestic and overseas project, etc. Finally, President Zhang Bo made a proposal that both parties should continuously take the win-win concept to show mutual trust to each other, show respect for intellectual property, learn from each other’s strong points, and offer common service for customers at home and abroad.
Mr. Gupta showed gratitude to Primetals for its support and trust to CERI for many years. He affirmed the leading power of CERI as a Chinese enterprise engaged in metallurgical engineering. Meanwhile, he said that both parties have consistently maintained close contact with each other, and expressed the hope to further expand the cooperation fields and deepen cooperation contents on the basis of mutual trust.
On February 27, Chairman of CERI Mr. Han Guorui met with Vice President of CMI Group from Belgium Jean-Marc KOHLGRUBER and other personnel in CERI.
CMI Group is one of the shareholders of Phoenix Industrial Furnace Co., Ltd. as well as the long-term partner of CERI. At the meeting, Phoenix Industrial Furnace Co., Ltd. reported the operating condition in 2018, both parties made communication in terms of the development and operating condition of their respective companies, and made in-depth communication in terms of the issues of mutual concern such as the future development of Phoenix Industrial Furnace Co., Ltd., etc.
On January 12, 2019, the housing of the 1450mm six-high single stand reversing mill project of Jilin Jianlong Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. was smoothly erected in place, which symbolized the acceleration of the project installation work.
The 1450mm six-roll single stand reversing mill project of Jilin Jianlong Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. is one of several rolling mill projects of CERI in the enterprise, in which the weight of the single housing of rolling mill and its fixed roll bending block is approximately 90 tons, the specification of the finished strip in the machine is 0.20~2.00mm × 850~1300 mm, the maximum running speed is 1200m/min, and the annual output is 250,000 tons.
On December 16, 2018, the vanadium extraction steelmaking workshop subject to Phase I upgrade and reconstruction project of total vanadium extraction in Chengde Jianlong Steelworks in which CERI is responsible for the supply of non-standard steelmaking equipment and the evaporative cooling system was smoothly put into operation.
On December 20 (local time) in Indonesia, the comprehensive hot run in the Turnkey Integrated Project of 1.2 Million Tons of Iron of PTKS subject to the general contracting of CERI was successfully implemented. The Vice Minister of the Indonesian Ministry of Industry Mr. Fajar, President of PTKS Mr. Silmy, Vice President of CERI Mr. Xue Qingbin as well as the representatives from relevant government departments, banks and media in Indonesia and over 200 guests attended the celebration ceremony to jointly witness the important moment.
The metallury comprehensive complete process project of 1.2 million tons of iron was invested by the largest state-owned iron & steel enterprise in Indonesia, PTKS, in which CERI was responsible for design, equipment supply, construction supervision and first start service, and PTKS was responsible for construction.
On December 18, 2018, the one time hot run in the Six-Strand Billet Continuous Casting Project of Malaysia Eastern Steel SDN.BHD was successfully implemented, in which CERI provided the general contracting of design and goods supply. As the first overseas project put into production of CERI in the Southeast Asian region, the project lasted 293 days from the day when the contract was formally signed till the project was put into production.
The billet continuous casting machine project is the Phase II engineering of Malaysia Eastern Steel SDN.BHD located in the Kemaman Industrial Park, Terengganu, Malaysia. As the extension of the existing steelmaking and continuous casting workshop and factory building, it is designed to reach annual output of one million tons for continuous casting billet.
In December, the billet in #1 and #2 continuous casting machine was successfully run out with the traction of the dummy bar, which indicated that the reconstruction project reached target output upon the successful one time hot run. In the technical reform engineering, with limited construction period, narrow site, the construction surface was located in a deep foundation pit of -9.8m. In addition, since the equipment for maintaining production and the newly increased reconstruction equipment are intertwined in multiple locations, there is great difficulty in construction. So far, the design, supply, commissioning and engineering project management of the continuous casting machine of Longteng Special Steel Converter workshop and EAF workshop have all been provided by CERI.
On February 19, China Association of Construction Enterprise Management announced the list of the first group of award winners of the award for national excellent engineering in 2018-2019. The Phase I project engineering of the rail transit Line 2 in Zhengzhou under the supervision of CERI was included, and won the award for national excellent engineering.
The total length of Phase I project of the rail transit Line 2 in Zhengzhou exceeds 20km, and there are 16 stations and 15 sections, one connecting line, one entrance/exit line from depot and one depot. The project construction was formally started on March 11, 2011, and it was put into operation on August 19, 2016. Till now since the acceptance inspection was made, the engineering features steady quality, safe structure, settlement stability, smooth and stable train operation, and normal use functions at the stations.
On January 11, 2019, National Development and Reform Commission released the list approved as the national enterprise technical center in 2018, and CERI was included among them.
The national enterprise technical center is a national R&D platform jointly approved by five ministries and commissions including National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Finance, General Administration of Customs and State Taxation Administration. It is the authoritative affirmation to an enterprise for its powerful innovation ability, good innovation mechanism, and the industry leading technical innovation ability and level.
On December 26, 2018, the list of the award winners for the 20th Chinese patent award was announced. The patents for invention of CERI including “the pressure bearing type integrated purification processing unit for metallurgical sewage” and “a kind of environment-friendly processing device and processing method of blast furnace slag with the bottom filtration method” won the excellence award for Chinese patents respectively.
“The pressure bearing type integrated purification processing unit for metallurgical sewage” is the internationally initiated short flow process of sewage physiochemical treatment in the iron & steel industry, in which the coagulated high-density water with pressure purification technology for iron & steel turbid circulating water was presented, so that the removal rate of pollutants of particulate state and suspended state in sewage can reach 99.5%, and the removal rate of colloidal pollutants can reach 99%.
“A kind of environment-friendly processing device and processing method of blast furnace slag with the bottom filtration method” is a kind of new type environment-friendly blast furnace slag treatment process and supporting equipment independently developed by CERI.
On January 7, 2019, China Association of Circular Economy issued the document (ZXXF  No.123) and approved seven national technical centers for circular economy. Among them, the national technical center for circular center “the treatment and resource utilization of industrial water” was shortlisted. The technical center is a relatively influential science & technology innovation center in China’s circular economy field.
On November 9, 2018, at the opening ceremony of the third session of the Summit Forum on the Standardization of Chinese Engineering Construction, the Design criterion for Energy Saving of Iron and Steel Industry GB 50632-2010 in which CERI acted as the editor-in-chief won the third prize for scientific and technological innovation of standards. Established upon the approval granted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, the Award for Scientific and Technological Innovation of Standards is the first exclusive award in the field of the standardization of engineering construction in China.
The first international seminar on steelmaking technology for sustainable development in 2018 (CSST2018), sponsored by China metal society, was held at Tianjin social mountain international conference center on Oct. 25~26, 2018. More than 370 representatives from 15 countries and regions attended the conference, and the youth expert group from CERI attended the seminar.
Through the conference organizing committee strict reviews, CERI's papers on EAF steelmaking, environmental protection and dust removal, vacuum refining and recycling of steelmaking residual energy were employed. During the conference, they were publicized and displayed respectively, and the solutions and successful cases of CERI on EAF steelmaking, environmental protection and dust removal, vacuum refining and recycling of steelmaking residual heat were shared with international counterparts
3rd International Conference on Ingot Casting, Rolling and Forging，ICRF 2018 was held on Stockholm Sweden on Oct. 16-19. More than 200 experts and scholars from more than 20 countries attended the conference. Professor Liu Zhengdong, the chief expert of the Central Iron & Steel Research Institute, was invited to attend the conference as the theme speech. CERI was invited to speak at the meeting about the application of water-cooled die casting technology in the development of Marine platform rack steel extra-thick slab.
CERI gave a speech of "the application of water cooling mold casting technology in the development of Marine platform rack steel extra-thick slab" on the independent research and development of "energy-saving high quality extra-thick slab water cooling mold casting technology" (referred to as water cooling die casting technology). This technical innovation solves the technical problem of high quality extra-thick slab manufacturing with a thickness of over 100mm and fills in the blank of large water-cooled flat steel ingots with a thickness of over 60t at home and abroad.
International Congress on the Science and Technology of Iron making, 8th，ICSTI 2018 was held in Vienna, Austria from September 25 to 28, 2018. 320 experts and scholars from 28 countries attended the conference. As the only representative company of MCC, CERI participated in this conference.
CERI has made a report on the self-developed "cooling structure of new furnace body ". The "cooling structure of new furnace body" is to use new combined cooling equipment in the high heat load area of the furnace body. This new type of cooling equipment has the characteristics of high cooling strength, good for slag skin stability, and the investment is much lower than the copper cooling wall, has a broad application prospect, by the domestic and foreign delegates to the meeting widely concerned and highly evaluated. At present, "new cooling structure of furnace body" has been successfully applied in many blast furnaces.
CERI attended the 12th International Exhibition and Conference on Minerals, Metals, and Metallurgy & Materials in New Delhi, India from August 29 to 31. During the conference, our company received extensive attention from participating enterprises and media, and won the "best exhibition award" issued by ITE.
The exhibition board concentrates the three themes of "CERI in India", "CERI factory plus" and "creating a better future with CERI". In the limited space, it covers the company overview, global business development, CERI's development in the Indian market, company consulting business, core products, energy saving and environmental protection, intelligent factory and many other contents.