It is a pleasure for us to announce the launch of the latest reheating furnace by Forni Industriali Bendotti for ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steel group. For the West plant in Contrecoeur(about 60 kms north of Montreal), the steel giant signed a contract with Bendotti for the construction of a made-to-measure, turnkey project,130 tph walking beam furnace, which has been supplying the existing rebar and SBQ rolling mill since the end of July.
ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada has also ordered a second 130 tph walking beam furnaceto supply the existing wire rod mill for the Contrecoeur East plant. The start-up is planned for December 2019.
This is the third order in the last six years. “If ArcelorMittal has chosen two new Bendotti furnaces it is precisely because they are Bendotti furnaces” – said Forni Industriali CEO, Bendotti Michele Bendotti.