Inauguration of the world’s largest green technology Acid Regeneration installation supplied by John Cockerill to Steel Giant Baowu

September 23rd 2022

The official inauguration of the world’s largest acid regeneration installation took place on September 16th, 2022 at the Chinese BAOWU Steel Group’s Shanghai-based subsidiary, Baoshan Iron and Steel. After a challenging commissioning period marked by a 2-months shutdown due to the latest Covid-19 outbreak, the two plants supplied by John Cockerill Industry feature the full spectrum of the very latest process technologies in this field, making it the most environmentally friendly process for acid regeneration on the market.

The world’s largest capacity Twin Acid Regeneration Plant (ARP) purifies 2 x 20.000 liter per hour of spent hydrochloric acid (HCl) that is led back into the client’s manufacturing process. According to the latest monitoring data, it will reduce the plants carbon footprint by 4,800 tons per year, and dust by 25 tons, all while reducing or even eliminating other waste streams including wastewater and solid hazardous waste. A compelling testimony of the Chinese steel giant’s investment into circular economy and an eco-friendlier future.

The detailed Press Release is available by clicking here.