Ground-breaking for the ArcelorMittal Torero plant


Ground-breaking for the ArcelorMittal Torero plant

29 May 2019
ArcelorMittal has started the construction of the Torero facility where wood waste will be processed into bio-carbon for use in the blast furnace process. This will give a boost to the reduction in fossil pulverised coal consumption, while also reducing Co2 emissions. As an engineering partner of ArcelorMittal, Sweco supports the entire engineering process within the overall contract: from feasibility to execution.

Torero stands for 'TORefying wood with Ethanol as a Renewable Output'. This unique large-scale project receives innovation support from the Flemish government and the European Union (Horizon 2020 programme).

In the initial phase, the installation will convert 120,000 tonnes of waste wood into approximately 50,000 tonnes of biocoal every year. The technology for the torrefaction process has been developed by the company Torr-Coal, while the waste wood will be supplied by Renewi. Commissioning and initial production is expected by the end of 2020.

Sweco will provide the following services:

  • Project and process management
  • Equipment specification
  • Electrical and civil engineering
  • Piping
  • Procurement
  • Technical construction supervision
  • Industrial surveying: laser scan, surface rights, inspection of contractors during execution

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