Delong’s first Indonesian NPI furnace starts production

China-based Delong Nickel Industry Co’s first nickel pig iron (NPI) furnace at its Indonesian project, PT Virtue Dragon, came on stream on Thursday April 20, Metal Bulletin has learnt.

The 33,000 kVA electric furnace, located on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, uses rotary kiln electrical furnace (RKEF) technology to produce cost-advantage high-grade NPI (10% nickel contained). “Usually, a 33,000kVA electric furnace can produce 200 tonnes of NPI a day,” a senior market-watcher told Metal Bulletin. A 33,000 kVA electric furnace will add around 60,000 tonnes of NPI...


Ellie Wang

April 21, 2017

10:30 GMT