operating unit in Peine of Beroa Deutschland,
previously Burwitz, is one of the largest service
providers in refractory maintenance in German
Steelworks. With more than 50 years of experience
and with newly compiled knowledge and technologies
in this particular field, the company offers and
is able to plan any operation and carry it out
with the highest quality.
The refractory maintenance job
is one of the services provided by Beroa Deutschland
at the operating unit in Peine along with others
like the special furnaces program, the adjustment
and update for thermal processes or the chimney
construction. Labor costs in Germany make the
shutdowns for the particular companies of highest
importance. Therefore, the company sets a high
value on efficient and effective linings and repairs.
Beroa Deutschland’s operating
unit in Peine does not only carry out maintenance
works in the steel plant, but also in every relevant
areas such as in the blast furnace, pusher type
furnaces and working beam furnaces, electro arc
furnaces, galvanizing lines and so on. Under the
current market situation the main challenge for
the company when developing refractory maintenance
at the steel plant is to increase on a permanent
basis the durability and availability of refractory
lined aggregates through increased innovations
and quality improvements.
At the same time, there are
other important challenges in addition to the
development of new techniques and applications,
such as the permanent improvements of safety and
working conditions, the increase in operating
efficiency and a stronger customer loyalty and
cooperation, that must be fulfilled every day.
Salzgitter AG and Arcelor Mittal
The largest clients are the
Salzgitter AG with their plants located in Salzgitter,
Germany and Peine, both in Germany, and Arcelor
Mittal Group located in Eisenhüttenstadt
and Bremen, (Germany).
In the plant of Salzgitter there
are 40 permanent team specialists in the various
areas involved with the refractory repairs and
refractory linings. For larger repairs such as
blast furnaces or pusher type furnaces, the number
could increases up to 150-200 specialists.
In the plant of Peine there are
10 permanent team specialists in various areas,
working with the refractory repairs and the refractory
linings. For larger repairs such as electric arc
furnaces or walking beam furnaces, the number
of team specialists could increases to 80-100
At Arcelor Mittal in Eisenhüttenstadt
there are consistently 15 specialists in the various
areas, occupied with the refractory repairs and
the refractory linings.
For larger repairs such as on
blast furnaces or walking beam furnaces the number
of team specialists increases to 60-80 people.
At Arcelor Mittal Bremen, Beroa Deutschland started
the refractory maintenance works with the lining
of the converters at the beginning of 2010. At
the converter lining, 16 experts are involved
with these operations.
While the company did the repairs
on the blast furnace, it bids as well on the contracts
for maintenance works in every steel plant.