Since the beginning of the year, ALFRAN has been awarded the maintenance contract for the Steel plant of Tubos Reunidos, a world leader in the manufacture of seamless tubular products. Thanks to this compromise, ALFRAN will be in charge of the maintenance of refractory materials in the fundamental equipment of the plant, such as ladles, RH, electric arc furnace, and tundish among others, and with which we will contribute with our experience to satisfy the needs of our customer.
ALFRAN becomes part of the Aceros Inoxidables Olarra family thanks to the concession of the maintenance contract for the steel plant that the entity has in Vizcaya, País Vasco (Spain). With this agreement, ALFRAN will carry out all the tasks related to refractory materials in the main operating units of the plant, such as ladles, AOD equipment, electric furnace, tundish, etc. Achieving better performance both in plant productivity and in worker’s health and safety.
ALFRAN Saudi Arabia carried out refractory repair works for Jubail Energy Services Company (JESCO). Our performance was the repair of the discharge wall from the kiln and precast shapes to the motor rollers. Our costume has been very satisfied with the quality of the materials used, Alfran Tix 85 AS y Alfran Lite10-14. As always, “the outcome of a good job is a satisfied customer”.
Braskem Idesa awards Alfran with a performance result of 100% in the third quarter of 2020. One more time, we are recognized for our performance in the works related to refractories and thermal insulation, that we have been installing in the petrochemical installation, located in southeast Mexico.
At Alfran we are celebrating 15 years of bringing High Temperature Solutions to the industry, since February 28, 2021. Cement, lime, steel, refineries, electric power generators, copper and aluminum smelters, engineering companies, and others, have benefited from our proposal, “protect the industry’s core”, through Word Class Turn Key Service.
Alfran México initiated operations in 2006 and, in its early years, supplied and installed refractory products imported from Spain. After 2014 we have a manufacturing plant in Santa Catarina, N.L.-Mexico, from where we produce our entire range of products. Besides, we have a staff trained and prepared for Refractories, Thermal Insulation, and Fireproofing installation, but also the development of engineering solutions, technical and after-sales support, generating more than 500 direct and indirect jobs, which makes us a reference in the country.
Additionally, it can be said that Alfran México has spearheaded the internationalization of Grupo Aldomer in America, being the platform to penetrate the market in the rest of the continent.
We are celebrating and very proud of our subsidiary, of our human team, and of being part of Mexico, where we will remain. Today, we are more prepared than ever to face the future and we are going for many more years!
McDermott International, Inc. awarded Alfran the supply and application of Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation for the project of the Borstar Bay3 Modular Polyethylene Unit. In its totality, it consists of 27 modules that are being built in the McDermott Prefabrication and Assembly Yard, in Altamira, Tamaulipas (Mexico). These will be part of the new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, whose final location is in Bayport, Texas (owned by Bayport Polymers LLC, Baystar), a joint venture of Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc., and Novealis Holdings LLC, a joint venture of Borealis AG and NOVA Chemicals Inc.
Our team was present at the major maintenance shutdown of the W8 furnace, belonging to the Rio Branco do SUL unit of the Votorantim Group, located in Paraná State, southern Brazil. Our client, once again, preferred the Alfranjet shotcrete technology, whose objective is LESS PEOPLE + LESS TIME = MINIMUM RISK OF CONTAGION. They were applied in different areas with excellent results. The work was carried out within the established deadlines with optimal performance.
As always “the outcome of a good job is a satisfied customer”.
We continue growing in the number of projects and customers in the USA. This time in Seattle, at the Ash Grove Cement Company plant located in Washington State. This is our first sale in this plant, belonging to CRH.
We supply and supervise our Alfranjet ABR Clean + material in the smoke chamber, installed by SHOTCRETE technology. The results obtained lives up to the customer´s expectations
As always “the outcome of a good job is a satisfied customer”.
Thanks to our Equality Committee and after several months of work, in May 2020 the Plan for Equal Opportunities between women and men was approved, following the guidelines established by Spanish legislation on the matter.
Grupo Aldomer aims to establish specific measures to enforce the right to equality between women and men, not only in Spain but in all our subsidiaries around the world.
“Equality is the soul of freedom, there is, in fact, no freedom without it”
Since 2007, Refractarios Alfran has been the main player in both the refractory materials supply and installation at Votorantim Cimentos plants, in southern Spain.
Alfran has been the company chosen thanks to its knowledge of the facilities, the quality of its materials and our qualified personnel, mastering all installation methods and knowing perfectly the material requirements in each area, in the different maintenance shutdowns carried out at its plants in Cordoba and Niebla (Huelva).
We must highlight that castables such as ALFRAN CLEAN 85 G, ALFRAN ABR CLEAN, or DRYTECH 70 are commonly used in these cement plants, with exceptional performances.
Alfran gets funding from the Center for Industrial Technological Development, through the MISIONES program for two of his research projects.
Refractarios Alfran, together with Advanced Thermal Devices, Generaciones Fotovoltaicas de la Mancha, Nano4Energy and Silbat Energy Storage Solutions, is working to improve the efficiency of energy storage in a disruptive way through the ALTERA project (Thermoelectric Storage by Increased Reflectance), which leads.
Also, together with ACERINOX EUROPA SA, EQA Laboratorios, MAGNA- Magnesitas Navarras and Sociedad Financiera y Minera, S.A., it is investigating the potential for the use of mineral-based industrial waste, aligned with the circular economy, in the CERES project (Advanced Research in the field of mineral-based industrial waste as secondary raw materials for the formulation of new ecological products and circular economy loops creations).