- LOCATION: CREMONA, ITALY
- STATUS: IN OPERATION SINCE JANUARY 2018
- APPLICATION: HEAT RECOVERY
- CUSTOMER: ARVEDI GROUP
- DESCRIPTION: ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION FROM WASTE HEAT IN STEEL INDUSTRY (ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE)
- MODEL: TURBODEN 100 HR
- POWER: 7 MWe
- WATER TEMPERATURE (IN/OUT): 29 - 37 °C
Arvedi Group is one of the leading European steelmaking companies. Arvedi Acciaieria, employs 2594 people, of which 2165 are based in Cremona, and it is Europe’s first and the world’s second mini-mill for flat rolled steel production.
Arvedi Acciaieria operates a steel factory in Cremona in which a steel melting electric arc furnace is employed. The possibility to utilize the waste heat from the furnace was examined.
The Turboden 100 HR ORC unit, designed for 10 MW nominal capacity and operated at 7.5 MW for the primary years of operation, recovers waste heat from the off-gas released by the steel melting electric arc furnace and produces electric power. The heat recovery system configuration is designed with a saturated steam heat carrier circuit to convey the heat from the furnace exhaust gas to the ORC unit.