Formosa upgrades equipment after mass fish death disaster

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Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Ltd. in Ha Tinh Province has buy two environmentally-friendly dry coking system from a Japan company to continue operation after the mass fish death in the central region last year.

Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Ltd. in Ha Tinh Province has buy two environmentally-friendly dry coking system from a Japan company to continue operation after the mass fish death in the central region last year.

Formosa to upgrade equipment

Duong Tat Thang, vice chairman of Ha Tinh Province confirmed on April 19 that the Japanese Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co. will provide two systems to Formosa steel plant in Vung Ang Industrial Zone.

According to Thang, Formosa has been able to address 52 out of 53 violations accused by the inspector of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The only violation left is changing its wet coking system to a dry alternative.

The Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co. has won the contract to provide Formosa with two dry coking systems in order to make the process more environmentally friendly. It is estimated that Formosa will start building the site on April 25 and complete it in 2019. The dry coking system won't have phenol, cyanide and other industrial compounds as by-products.

Formosa has also completed a treatment station to deal with wastewater from coking process.

Formosa discharged wastewater into the sea which caused mass fish deaths in four provinces in central region and badly affected the local tourism and lives of the fishermen last year. In early April, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announced that the plant had met the requirements for test runs of its first blast furnace.

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