The 2009 Luban Prize, which recognizes Chinese construction and engineering quality, was recently awarded to Baosteel Group Corp.’s Luojing Step One Project COREX-C3000 project, said to be the only winning large industrial project in Shanghai.
COREX-C3000 is reportedly the world's largest and China's first non-furnace iron-making project. Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. Medium and Heavy Plate Branch and its engineering design, construction, supervision, and equipment purchasing units had outlined a "quality optimizing sketch" in the early phase of construction. The company established a three-level quality control network and implemented autonomous inspection systems to ensure a 100% pass rate of project units and above 95% one-pass rate of nondestructive detection for piping welding seams.
During appraisal, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development organized numerous specialists' investigations to Baosteel COREX-C3000 working sites. The specialists determined that the Luojing project makes a positive influence on sustainability and metallurgical industry standards, in addition to fulfilling the quality requirements of the prize.