Steel Dust

Sustainable Services Solutions for the management & treatment of hazardous residues from the Steel and Galvanisation industry.

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Rockwood, TN

199 Truck Route, PO Box 5, Rockwood, TN, 37854, USA

865-354-0955

Palmerton, PA

900 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, PA, 18071, USA

610-826-8692

Barnwell, SC

941 Technology Drive, Barnwell, SC, 29812-8650, USA

803-259-2555

Calumet, IL

2701 E. 114th Street, Chicago, IL, 60617-6449, USA

773-933-9260

Befesa Zinc US, Inc.

3000 GSK Drive, Suite 201, Moon Township, PA 15108, USA
MD: Rodrigo Daud

724-774-1020

Befesa Zinc Óxido, S.A.U.

Sangroniz Bidea, 24, 48150 Sondika, Vizcaya, Spain
MD: Joseba Arrospide

+34 94 471 14 45

Befesa Zinc Comercial S.A.U.

Ctra. Bilbao-Plencia 21, 48950 Asua-Erandio, Vizcaya, Spain
MD: Ana Martinez de Urbina

+34 94 453 50 30

Befesa Zinc Aser S.A.

Ctra. Bilbao-Plencia 21, 48950 Asua-Erandio, Vizcaya, Spain
MD: Iñigo Urcelay

+34 94 453 50 30

Befesa Zinc Gravelines, S.A.S.

Route Duvigneau, 59820 Gravelines, France
MD: Alessandro Barzasi

+33 328 519191

Befesa Valera, SAS

Route Duvigneau, 59820 Gravelines, France
MD: Alessandro Barzasi

+33 328 519191

Recytech SA

43, Route de Noyelles, 62740 Fouquierés-lez-Lens, France
MD: Frederic Heymans

+33 3 21 79 13-0

Befesa Zinc Duisburg GmbH

Richard-Seiffert-Strasse 1, 47249 Duisburg, Germany
MD: Eckhard von Billerbeck

+49 203 75 816-0

Befesa Zinc Freiberg GmbH

Alfred-Lange-Strasse 10, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
MD: Uwe Hasche

+49 3731 38 99-0

Befesa ScanDust AB

Fartygsgatan 20, 261 35 Landskrona, Sweden
MD: Denis Cheve

+46 418 43 78 00

Befesa Zinc Comercial S.A.U.

Ctra. Bilbao-Plencia 21, 48950 Asua-Erandio, Vizcaya, Spain

+34 94 453 50 30

Befesa Steel Services GmbH

Balcke- Dürr- Allee 1, 40882 Ratingen, Germany
MD: Dirk Witte and Uwe Lücke

+49 2102 1001 0

Befesa Zinc Environmental Protection Technology (Henan) Co., Ltd.

No. 6 North Xichang Road, Dazhou Industrial Park, Changge, Henan, P. R. China
MD: Jason Hou

+86 13304502413

Befesa Zinc Pohang, Co., Ltd.

Heunghae-eup Gokgang-ri 1650, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, South Korea
MD: Kasey Lee

+82 54 242 2904

Befesa Zinc Korea Co., Ltd.

265-15, Cheonbuksandan-ro, Cheonbuk-myeon, Gyeongju-si, South Korea
MD: Kasey Lee

+82 54 777 3111

Befesa Zinc Environmental Protection Technology (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.

No. 18 Xia Jia Road, Henglin Town, Wujin District, Changzhou, Jiangsu, P. R. China
MD: Xiao Fu

+860519-88789836

Befesa (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Room 2006, Deji Plaza, No. 18 Zhongshan Road, 21005 Nanjing, P. R. China
MD: Xiao Fu

+86 25 8559 0300

Befesa Silvermet Iskenderun

Organize Sanayi Bölgesi, Noksel Boru Fab. Arkası İskenderun Hatay, Turkey
MD: Yusuf Dinc

+90 326 6562525

kvkk.tr@befesa.com

Befesa Silvermet İskenderun Çelik Tozu Geri Dönüşümü A.Ş. KVKK aydınlatma metni

Befesa Silvermet Dış Ticaret A.Ş. KVKK aydınlatma metni

Steel Dust’s organisation

Asier Zarraonandia Ayo
Vice President

Iñigo Urcelay
Europe

Rodrigo Daud
America

Kasey Lee
Asia ex China

Xiao Fu
China

Denis Cheve
Stainless Steel Recycling

Ana Martinez de Urbina
Sales and Marketing

Marta Deprit
Controlling, Finance & Admin.

Iñaki Aurrekoetxea
Technical Projects & R&D

What we offer

With the Waelz SDHL process, as well as the SAF and plasma processes, Befesa Servicios de Reciclaje de Acero Dust exclusively uses processes recognized as the best available technology.

Safety in hazardous
residues management

The treatment of hazardous waste must fulfil very rigorous requirements with respect to the technology employed and environmentally safe operation. Befesa Steel Dust Recycling Services offers custom-tailored services to meet specific needs and minimizing the risks of the clients regarding all issues of residue treatment.

Leading recycling
technology

The environmental requirements placed on the steel industry have increased and Befesa Steel Dust Recycling Services is therefore continually improving, developing and modifying its treatment technologies in order to meet market and regulatory demands.

Operational
excellence

As a leading company in the market, Befesa Steel Dust Recycling Services ensures a maximum of quality, service as well as innovation. We are committed to long standing customer relationships, aiming at the same time as an innovation leader in the market.

Services

Befesa Steel Dust Recycling Services offers you professional and trustworthy services for recycling waste. We offer our clients individualized logistics, consulting and recycling services in accordance with the highest environmental and quality standards.

EAF dust (ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE)

Today, the recycling of scrap steel is of great importance, thereby reducing the extraction of crude steel, preserving natural sources and thus protecting the environment. Approximately 40% of the steel produced in Europe comes from steel scrap recycled through the electric arc furnace process (EAF process). The gases emitted during the process are treated and cleaned, collecting 15 to 20 kg of dust per ton of steel produced. Of the annual production in Europe of EAF powder thus obtained, which contains zinc, approximately 70% is recycled in the Waelz process.

The SDHL Waelz process, – patented -, is the result of continuous improvement carried out within the organization, through innovation and optimization of the classic Waelz process. Especially in food preparation, recovery rates and optimization of energy consumption.

The recycling processes carried out at Befesa Steel Dust Recycling Services are considered the best available technologies (“Best Available -Technique” (BAT)), as stated in the reference BREF “Reference Document on Best Available Techniques in the Non-Ferrous Metals Industries ”, developed at the request of the European Commission.

In addition, this process has important environmental benefits, since on the one hand the discharge of this type of dust is avoided and on the other hand, the amount of primary zinc extracted from mining is reduced.

Thanks to the Befesa Steel Dust Recycling Services activity, more than 650 thousand tons of raw EAF dust, stainless steel dust and other types of zinc-containing waste are recycled per year. Since 2012, Befesa Steel Dust Recycling Services has operated a washing plant in northern France, which further improves the quality of the Waelz oxide.

Stainless Steel Recycling

When producing stainless steel by electric arc furnace or other metallurgical processes – filter dust, mill scales and others residues, containing a number of valuable but hazardous elements are generated as a residue.

The recycling services of EAF Dust from stainless steel production and residues containing nickel, chromium and molybdenum from other sources is performed at two locations in Europe. The technologies applied are the submerged arc reduction smelting at Befesa Valera S.A.S., Gravelines (France) and the plasma reduction smelting at Befesa ScanDust AB, Landskrona (Sweden).

More than 150 thousand tons of these residues can be serviced and processed per year at Befesa, protecting the environment from hazardous dust by recovering the metals and re-feeding them into the production process so that new, high quality stainless steel can be produced.

Befesa Steel Dust Services is therefore a strategic, reliable partner of the European and global stainless-steel makers for the treatment of their residues.

Galvanization residues

Galvanization residues are serviced at two production sites of Befesa., located in the region of Bilbao. The residues are remelted to metallic zinc or processed in the American or French process to zinc oxide.

Their yearly throughput ranges between approx. 10-12 thousand tons of galvanisation residues in total.

Logistics

A closed logistic chain is the key to an optimal material supply. Befesa Steel Dust Recycling Services offers its customers efficient, flexible and tailor-made solutions and concepts.

These logistic concepts are focused on national and international transportation services for industrial residues, especially dusts, sludge’s and slag’s. The integrated logistic infrastructure of Befesa provides a reliable removal of residues, a continuous supply of Befesa’s operational sub-units as well as the marketing and the delivery of the recovered products of these sub-units. These services are also available to external customers outside the Befesa group.

Wherever viable, Befesa Steel Dust Recycling Services relies on the railway system as an environment-friendly transport system. The company has its own railcars that are adapted to the product handling and the specific loading and unloading circumstances.

If necessary combined transports are executed by purpose-built containers for rail and road transports. Trucks are used only for the up- and downstream short-distance connecting transports.

Administrative services

Metal-containing residues are typically classified as a hazardous waste. The recovery of these residues and the transport from the place of generation (i. e. the steel or stainless-steel plant) to the recovery facility is strictly regulated and monitored by National-, EU- and International Legislations and Regulations. Befesa Steel Dust Recycling Services offers to its customers a comprehensive support in applying for the necessary permits (notifications) to transport hazardous waste. This service comprises the preparation of the associated documents, the contact with the authorities and the monitoring of the procedures. Thanks to many years of experience, Befesa Steel Dust Recycling Servicesis known to the authorities as a professional and reliable partner, applying the highest environmental and quality standards.

Advisory services

Residues are a challenge in steel and stainless-steel industry.

The Service and Logistic teams at Befesa handle all requests and needs with great care and immediate attention.

By its presence in the major European centers of steel and stainless steel making, Befesa is the partner for the industry offering reliable residue management processes, competent commercial activity and flexible logistic concepts including necessary permits (notification procedure).

Technologies

With the Waelz SDHL process, as well as the SAF and plasma processes, Befesa Servicios de Reciclaje de Acero Dust exclusively uses processes recognized as the best available technology.

The SDHL-Waelz process

Today, the recycling of steel scrap is as important as obtaining raw or primary steel, in order to preserve natural sources and protect the environment. Our customers use electric arc furnaces to recycle steel scrap to produce steel. In this process a hazardous waste called “steel dust” is generated. Befesa manages and recycles this hazardous waste.

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The plasma process

Stainless steel milling powder, flakes and other production residues containing chromium and nickel are transported in specially designed containers and big bags by ship, train or truck. This makes it possible to transport the powder without risk of damaging the environment.

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The submerged arc furnace process

Stainless steel grinding powder, flakes and other production residues containing chromium and nickel are shipped in containers and big bags by ship, train or truck, to intermediate storage. This makes it possible to transport the powder without risk of damaging the environment.

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Galvanization waste processing

Befesa operates two plants in Spain whose activity is the recycling of zinc-containing waste. Both centers are located in Bilbao under the name of Befesa Zinc Oxido SAU

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Associations and
certifications

Environment (ISO 14001)

Spain

  • Befesa Zinc Comercial
  • Befesa Zinc Aser
  • Befesa Zinc Oxide

Germany

  • Befesa Zinc Freiberg
  • Befesa Zinc Duisburg
  • Befesa Steel Services

France

  • Befesa Valera

Sweden

  • Befesa ScanDust

Korea

  • Befesa Zinc Korea

USA

  • Rockwood, TN
  • Barnwell, SC
  • Calumet, IL
  • Palmerton, PA

Quality (ISO 9001)

Spain

  • Befesa Zinc Comercial
  • Befesa Zinc Aser
  • Befesa Zinc Oxide

Germany

  • Befesa Zinc Freiberg
  • Befesa Zinc Duisburg
  • Befesa Steel Services

Sweden

  • Befesa ScanDust

France

  • Befesa Valera

Korea

  • Befesa Zinc Korea

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (OHSAS 18001)

Spain

  • Befesa Zinc Comercial
  • Befesa Zinc Aser
  • Befesa Zinc Oxide

Germany

  • Befesa Zinc Freiberg
  • Befesa Zinc Duisburg
  • Befesa Steel Services

Sweden

  • Befesa ScanDust

France

  • Befesa Valera

Korea

  • Befesa Zinc Korea

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS (ISO 14064)

Spain

  • Befesa Zinc Comercial
  • Befesa Zinc Aser
  • Befesa Zinc Oxide

Germany

  • Befesa Zinc Freiberg
  • Befesa Zinc Duisburg
  • Befesa Steel Services

Sweden

  • Befesa ScanDust

France

  • Befesa Valera

Korea

  • Befesa Zinc Korea

Energy efficiency (ISO 50001)

Spain

  • Befesa Zinc Comercial
  • Befesa Zinc Aser
  • Befesa Zinc Oxide

Germany

  • Befesa Zinc Freiberg
  • Befesa Zinc Duisburg
  • Befesa Steel Services

Sweden

  • Befesa ScanDust

France

  • Befesa Valera

Korea

  • Befesa Zinc Korea

Aclima

APD

Asegre

FEhS AK Hüttenreststoffe Eisen/Stahl

FEhS Institut für Baustoffforschung e.V.

FVM

GDB: Gesamtverband der Deutschen Buntmetallindustrie e.V.

Gütegemeinschaft Metallhüttengesellschaft e.V.

IZA: International Zinc Association

Strategiegruppe Zink/Initiative Zink

UNIPORT BILBAO

VDM: Verein Deutscher Metallhändler e.V.

WVM: WirtschaftsVereinigungMetalle