Sicon Installs Scrap Fragmentizer at Kurum Mini-Mill in Albania

Fragmentizer is designed to improve melt shop performance.

July 27, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
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A scrap fragmentizer has been installed at Kurum Steel, Kombinati Metalurgijk, in Elbasan, Albania to improve the melt shop’s performance.

Kurum Steel, the Albanian producer of long products with a mini mill at Elbasan reaching a monthly capacity of 50,000 metric tons, and Sicon, a supplier of processing solutions for the scrap industry, have cooperated to install a scrap fragmentizer within a new scrapyard at Kurum’s premises at Elbasan.

Kurum identified the positive impact of cleaning the incoming scrap and using shredded scrap for its production. Besides the reduction of tap-to-tap times and energy consumption, the metallurgical yield has been improved. According to Kurum, the local available scrap as well as the imported materials are often dirty and need reprocessing to avoid the feeding of unwanted metallurgical ingredients to the furnace.

Sicon Germany has been working with Kurum for a couple of years within various projects. Sicon created the basic design of the new scrapyard including the logistic planning. Implementation was carried out by local companies.

Sicon also identified a suitable second-hand machine in Germany since Kurum was looking for a fast project execution. At Magdeburg, at a site of German scrap processor TSR, a suitable plant (Lindemann Kondirator) was for sale.  Within the project management, Sicon assisted Kurum in all steps of buying, dismantling, transporting, revamping and assembling of the plant.

The plant has been running for a couple of months and is viewed as an important milestone in Kurum’s continuous efforts to improve the steel plant’s performance and minimize environmental impacts.