JFE Engineering Receives Order for First Shaft-type Gasifying
and Direct Melting Furnace in Southeast Asia
– Research Collaboration with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore –

14 April 2017
JFE Engineering Corporation

JFE Engineering Corporation (President and CEO: Hajime Oshita, Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) has received an order for the construction of a shaft-type gasifying and direct melting furnace from Nanyang Technological University (hereinafter, “NTU”) in the Republic of Singapore. In July of last year, JFE Engineering concluded a Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) to undertake joint research in the area of “Development of Enhanced Utilization Methodologies for Slagging Gasification” with NTU. After the construction of the plant, the project will advance to the demonstration stage where JFE Engineering and NTU will attempt to achieve the objectives established by the aforementioned RCA. This will be the first project applying the shaft-type gasifying and direct melting furnace in Southeast Asia.

During the demonstration, JFE Engineering and NTU will jointly aim to verify the following points:
Usage of biomass fuel as substitute for coal coke
Exploration and testing of diverse waste treatment.
Usage of slag from the direct melting gasification process

One of the main advantages of the gasifying and direct melting furnace is its ability to produce slag, metal and other resources without the discharge of bottom ash through the gasification and melting of the waste at very high temperatures. Singapore is actively promoting efforts to reduce the volume of residues which require final landfill disposal, as Singapore is a country with relatively limited land area. The gasifying and direct melting furnace has attracted keen interest in Singapore as a next-generation waste treatment technology capable of achieving dramatic reduction of residues requiring landfill disposal.

A large number of gasifying and direct melting furnaces utilizing JFE Engineering’s original technology have been introduced in Japan; most of them with records of stable operation of more than 10 years. Backed by this track record and know-how, JFE Engineering was able to achieve this recent order through the preparation of a proposal in line with NTU’s Research and Development objectives towards the recovery of resources and the reduction of residues sent to final disposal at landfills through the usage of an environmentally friendly technology.

As a leading company in the field of environmental solutions, the JFE Engineering Group is contributing to create a recycling-oriented society by promoting the localization suited to each region in the world.

■ Project Outline

(1) Client : Nanyang Technological University
(2) Location : Tuas Industrial Area, the Republic of Singapore
(3) Capacity : 11.5 t/d x 1 unit
(4) Scheduled Completion : The end of 2018

■ CG image of completed project

Inquiries about this press release:
Public Relations Section, General Administration Department, JFE Engineering Corporation
Tel: +81-45-505-8953