Message from Secretary General_August 2015

Posted on 02 September 2015

Source: SEAISI
Two major activities of the Institute will take place towards the later part of this year.

The first is the 2015 SEAISI Training Programme. The annual programme aims to provide a platform for the transfer of knowledge and skill from the Supporting Member countries of SEAISI to the Regular Member countries of SEAISI in specific areas of steel production and management.

This year is Taiwan’s turn to host the training programme. The theme chosen is “Total Management in EAF Steel Making” and the training will be conducted in Taipei City and Taichung City from 12 to 16 October 2015.

The training contents will cover:

  • Promotion strategy for Taiwan’s steelmaking and slag recycling;
  • GHG accounting for steel sector – key points and experiences sharing;
  • Introduction to the innovative process in breaking-through the energy efficiency;
  • The management of stainless steel making process in EAF;
  • Cost saving operation in EAF melting shop;
  • Scrap management in EAF melting shop;
  • EAF dust treatment technology at TSU;
  • Introduction of hot metal charging in EAF process; and
  • Introduction of MT quality system for casted billet.

Training participants will also have the opportunity to visit the plants of Tung Ho Steel, Feng Hsin Iron & Steel Co., Taiwan Steel Union and Dragon Steel.

The number of places for the training is limited in order to ensure the effectiveness of the programme. The National Committees in the Regular Member countries will be responsible for the nomination of participants from their respective countries for this training programme.

The next major event of the Institute is the 2015 ASEAN Iron and Steel Sustainability Forum. The event will be co-hosted by the Malaysian Iron and Steel Industry Federation (MISIF) and will be held at Hotel Istana in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 30 November to 2 December 2015.

The special focus of this year’s Forum will be on the construction sector, the biggest steel consuming sector in ASEAN. The intention is to make use of this Forum to create a platform to promote steel structure for this sector. In this connection, the Forum will have four (4) dedicated sessions on topics related to the construction sector. The sessions are Building Construction System; Steel Structure; Civil and Assembly Works; and Construction Management and Sustainability.

The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) of Malaysia, the principal body responsible for promoting and enhancing the development of the construction industry in Malaysia, has lent its support to the event. The Chairman of CIDB, Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, will be delivering the keynote speech at the Forum. In addition, officials of CIDB will also be delivering/coordinating the presentation of several papers relating to the construction industry.

Apart from the construction sector, the Forum will also address other issues affecting the sustainable development of the iron and steel industry in ASEAN. Thus there will also be sessions on Steel Market Developments; Waste Management; Energy Savings; Emissions Control; and Operation Management for Environmental Improvement.

The site tour on the third day will visit CIDB Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) and Industrialised Building System (IBS) facilities as well as the manufacturing plant of Southern Steel Mesh Sdn Bhd.

We will provide more information about the programme of the Forum as we go along. In the meantime, mark the dates on your calendar to make sure you do not miss out on this unique year-end event of the Institute.
       TAN AH YONG

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