It all started with an opportunity. The main industrial opportunity of the outgoing 19th century: steel. The company started as a boilermaker facility and became very good at its craft. Paul Wurth had the far sight and made the shop seizing the opportunity by starting to diversify its activities. A new lever of success developed through improving existing processes and innovating by designing and launching new products and services. That is how we got in.
Today, our history is marked by more than 100 years of involvement in ironmaking facilities. We have been integrated blast furnace plant builders for almost 70 years now.
Like no other in this field, we have added to that much more: knowledge and competence in raw materials, in process technology and operations, control and automation, in aspects of upstream and downstream processes, in environmental and emission control.
Continuous improvement and decades of R&D activities created innovative solutions that aim at safety, quality, sustainability and customer benefit.
This journey continues with the unique and complete line of solutions, technology and equipment for blast furnace ironmaking being at home under one roof – at Paul Wurth.
Our profile, cooling & lining concepts, complemented by high-efficient cooling elements and refractories, ensure optimum campaign duration.
Offering comprehensive stockhouse, charging & related control technology, our charging philosophy always fits to your specific needs.
Our Hot Blast Stove solutions, coupled with heat recovery and blowers / TRT, ensure reliable operation and energy savings.
A whole array of process control features (Probes, L1, L2, AI) make your process smart.
Our casthouse design, fitted with corresponding machines, makes your casthouse operations safe and your hot metal supply stable.
Our proven PCI technology positively impacts your hot metal cost, CO2 balance and coke savings.
Our gas cleaning systems stand for environmental protection, residues reduction, materials efficiency and optimal CO2 balance.
Our INBA system with steam condensation is officially recognised as a Best Available Technology.
Our products and services cover the full range of blast furnace projects ranging from complete new ironmaking plants, furnace modernisations and relines, new or upgraded equipment and systems, plant automation and process control systems, engineering design services through to equipment maintenance and spare parts. We provide operational and system design advice and on-site services for blast furnace operation and maintenance activities.
BF PLANT INTEGRATION & CIRCULAR ECONOMY
In our BF projects, we adopt a holistic approach, integrating Best Available Technology and Circular Economy principles.
BF PLANT CONSTRUCTION
From design to blow-in of a new BF, Paul Wurth brings in its expertise at each stage of the project.
BF RELINE & MODERNISATION
We offer comprehensive and tailor-made reline strategies to make your modernisation project a success.
BF OPERATIONS SUPPORT
Thanks to our deep understanding of the BF process, we are able to provide proficiency support and expert solutions to BF operators.