Fives will upgrade the reheating furnaces at JSW Steel’s Vijayanagar Works, which has a current production of 12 million tons per year. The project aims to optimize the overall furnace heat distribution by integrating a new combustion zone. This will ensure homogeneous heating of slabs throughout the furnaces and will increase their capacities.

Fives will replace some existing burners with AdvanTek BLF (long flame burners) to substantially improve crosswise and lengthwise temperature profiles of the products and reduce NOx emissions and energy consumption. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2021.