2021 started in the best possible way. Forni Industriali Bendotti has recently signed an important contract with Duferco Travi e Profilati, European leader for the production of steel beams and long products. Forni Industriali Bendotti will supply for the San Zeno Naviglio plant (Brescia, Italy) a new walking beam furnace equipped with innovative hydromethane burners, further contributing to decarbonizing the production process.
‘First of all, Forni Industriali Bendotti is proud to be part of the new project of Duferco Travi e Profilati, since nowadays it is the most important investment in the iron and steel field in Italy’ – said Michele Bendotti, FIB CEO. ‘The strong relationship with Duferco goes back to the early 2000s when FIB supplied the 120 tph WBF for slabs at Verona Steel (now belonging to NLMK Group) and the 125 tph WBF for beam blank at Giammoro plant, which still represents the state of the art of technology, having exclusive features like the water-cooled internal rollerway for side discharge and the stack equipped with a cooling tower. Thanks to Duferco’s vision for the future – added the CEO – the new furnace will be the first prefab walking beam furnace designed for hydrometane as the main fuel‘.
‘Without taking anything from the other competitors, Bendotti was the best choice for us‘ – said Augusto Gozzi, CEO of Duferco Travi e Profilati. ‘Not only from a technological point of view but also concerning delivery times. Bendotti is a global leader in prefabrication’, which guarantees a very short time during the erection and the startup of the furnace, ‘a key aspect for us’ – added Gozzi. ‘Using hydrogen or hydrometan instead of methane is a possibility we discussed with Bendotti, which was absolutely available to supply specific technological solutions. This is another reason why we are not regretting the choice of Bendotti’.
Watch the full interview with Augusto Gozzi, CEO Duferco Travi e Profilati: