Steel is an integral part of a modern economy and is closely associated with industrialisation and economic growth. It is used in everything from the construction, automotive and manufacturing industries to infrastructure and healthcare. Nevertheless, there is a dynamic and evolving environment facing the steel industry today with new opportunities and unique challenges. FEC can provide the technical and commercial expertise you need to help your business or project succeed.

Producing high quality steel, safely and cost-effectively is vital to succeeding in today’s highly competitive steel markets. Our specialists have an in-depth expertise covering steelmaking processes, technology and operations in all sectors of the industry from carbon steels to stainless and high alloy steels. Our expertise covers:

  • Steelmaking
    • Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) steelmaking
    • Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steelmaking
    • Induction furnace steelmaking
    • Secondary metallurgy
  • Continuous casting
    • Slab casting
    • Bloom casting
    • Beam blank casting
    • Billet casting
  • Ingot casting and forging

With the environmental impact of steelmaking operations increasingly being a major consideration across the industry, we can provide specialist advice on measures to maximise energy efficiency, optimise by-product recovery and sales and minimise environmental emissions.

FEC provides market leading technical and commercial expertise to steel plant developers, plant operators, governmental institutions, lenders and other stakeholders on greenfield or brownfield steelworks developments.

Our services include:

  • Concept development and option studies
  • Market assessments
  • Feasibility studies from pre-feasibility study level to bankable feasibility studies
  • Technical and commercial due-diligence studies
  • Valuations
  • Lenders’ supervisor and independent engineer services
  • Tender management and procurement
  • Design reviews
  • Project Management Consultant (PMC) services
  • Quality assurance and manufacturing surveillance
  • Supervision of construction and commissioning
  • System optimisation
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Process yield audits
  • Plant condition surveys
  • Provision of maintenance schemes
  • Operational assistance
  • Operational risk analysis
  • Performance studies
  • Health and safety performance reviews and optimisation advice
  • Environmental performance reviews and optimisation advice.