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  • London, 05.09.2019

    Primetals Technologies receives FAC for automation upgrades at Gerdau Ouro Branco and conducts Industry 4.0 study

    In late March, Primetals Technologies received the Final Acceptance Certificates (FACs) for automation upgrades conducted on a third-party 6-strand billet caster and two blast furnaces of Gerdau Ouro Branco in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The caster project included the upgrade of outdated level 1 and level 2 systems, resulting in quality improvements, reduced maintenance requirements and operating cost savings. Blast furnaces #1 and #2 were outfitted with a new level 2 process optimization system with a short payback period of several months.

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  • London, 29.08.2019

    Primetals Technologies supplies aluminum hot rolling mill to BaoWu

    Primetals Technologies will supply BaoWu Aluminium Technology Ltd., (BaoWu)  a combined aluminum hot rolling mill for the production of heavy plate and strip. Part of BaoWu Iron and Steel Group Co., Ltd, the highest profile steel producer in China this is the first major investment by BaoWu, following their acquisition of Henan Tongren Aluminium Industry Co. Ltd. and is a clear demonstration of their commitment to the aluminum sector. The new rolling mill will be built in Sanmenxia, in the Henan province, and have an annual production capacity of 300,000 metric tons.

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  • London, 27.08.2019

    Baosteel Zhanjiang orders additional continuous slab caster from Primetals Technologies

    In January, Baosteel Zhanjiang, a subsidiary company of the Chinese corporation Baoshan Iron and Steel Co Ltd. (Baosteel) placed an order for a continuous slab caster with Primetals Technologies. The caster, CCM 3, will be set up in the Baosteel production site in Guangdong Province in South China, where Baosteel Zhanjiang already operates two slab casters supplied by Primetals Technologies since late 2015. CCM 3 has an annual capacity of 2.8 million metric tons of high-quality, high-strength steel grades.

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  • London, 02.08.2019

    Gerdau signs strategic partnership with Primetals Technologies for their digitalization journey at METEC

    During the trade fair METEC in Dusseldorf, the steel producer Gerdau and the full-line supplier of metallurgical plant solutions Primetals Technologies signed a strategic partnership for their digitalization journey. The main goal of this cooperation is the development and realization of a digitalization roadmap for Gerdau, who intends to be the pioneer in the implementation of digital innovation among all steel producers in the world. The focus of the cooperation lies on the execution of digitalization projects, joint development projects and the creation of new business models. The steering committee existing of both experts from Gerdau and Primetals Technologies will start working in July 2019.

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  • London, 31.07.2019

    Baosteel Zhanjiang orders digitalization packages, automation and electrics for new hot strip mill from Primetals Technologies

    At the end of March 2019, Baosteel Zhanjiang, a subsidiary company of the Chinese corporation Baoshan Iron and Steel Co Ltd. (Baosteel) contracted Primetals Technologies to supply digitalization packages, automation technology and electrical equipment for its new 1,780 mm hot strip mill to be constructed in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province in the southern part of China. The implementation of an extensive package of Industry 4.0 solutions is an important step to achieve the target of building an intelligent and the most advanced hot strip mill in the world.

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