|Zinc Oxide Corporation Vietnam broke ground for the construction of an electric arc furnace dust recycle plant in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau. (Photo: VNA)
With total cost of over US$120 million, the plant is situated in the Phu My 3 Specialised Industrial Park in Tan Thanh district.
It will have a capacity of recycling 100,000 tonnes of electric arc furnace dust per year, and is equipped with advanced technologies.
Lee Sung Chae, general director of the company, said the plant is expected to be ready in May 2019 and start operations a month later.
It would be able to treat all the electric arc furnace dust generated in the province, he said.
POSCO E&C is the contractor for the construction.
Nguyen Thi Thao Nhi, chairwoman of the Phu My 3 Specialised Industrial Park, said there were many steel mills in the province, which account for 70% of the total steel produced in the country, and so treating and recycling electric arc furnace dust had become an urgent need.
Using the most environment-friendly and advanced technologies, the company would produce value-added raw materials during the recycling process, which could be used as inputs by tyre manufacturers and ceramics producers making for both the domestic and foreign markets.