China’s steel giant Wuhan Iron and steel (Wugang) plans to build a new blast furnace slag processing plant which can produce 1.2Mta of slag cement.
The plant will be jointly developed by Wugang subsidiary Wugang Metal Resources and a Singaporean slag-cement producer, EnGro Corporation. The two companies held a signing ceremony in central China’s Hubei province on 10 September, which was witnessed by Li Xianlong, the prime minister of Singapore and top officials from the Hubei provincial government and Wugang.
The plant will use granulate blast furnace slag (GGBS), which is processed into powder and the products will be used as a substitute for ordinary cement, Steel Business Briefing learns from a company release. But more details of the project haven’t been announced yet. SBB notes Wugang Metal Resources is engaged in the recovery of scrap iron and steel as well as secondary resources from iron- and steel-making.
China’s steel mills are interested in recycling their BF slag as they see it as a profit-making enterprise. According to EnGro, its new JV with Wugang is its sixth plant in China, boosting its total slag-cement capacity in the country to 6Mta.