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  • London, 07.10.2019

    Primetals Technologies to modernize Zenith Steel billet caster with SRD segments and technological packages

    Chinese steel producer Zenith Steel Group Co., Ltd. (Zenith Steel) awarded an order to Primetals Technologies to modernize a 10-strand billet caster in its converter steel making plant #3 in Changzhou. The billet caster will be the first one worldwide to be equipped with the new SRD (Single-Roll DynaGap) segments. The SRD segment has been specially developed for use in the area of final solidification, and it enables the upper rolls to be pressed down individually onto the solidifying strand. This enables the final solidification point to be followed precisely.


  • London, 03.10.2019

    Primetals Technologies to convert VD to VOD plant at Çolakoğlu in Turkey

    Turkish steelmaker Çolakoğlu Metalurji A.S. (Çolakoğlu) has placed an order with Primetals Technologies to upgrade an existing VD(Vacuum Degassing) plant in its Dilovası meltshop to a VOD (Vacuum Oxygen Decarburization) plant. With a heat size of 295 metric tons, the VOD plant will be the largest worldwide. The aim of the modernization project is to enable the production of special steels, like IF grades, ULC grades or stainless steels. This will help Çolakoğlu to broaden its product range and enter additional markets. The VOD plant is expected to be operational in March 2020.


  • London, 30.09.2019

    Primetals Technologies receives FAC for modernized DC twin electric arc furnace at Baosteel in Shanghai, China

    Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate (FAC) from China's Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (Baosteel) for the modernization of a more than 20 year old DC twin electric arc furnace at its Shanghai plant. The project involved redesigning both the upper and lower vessels and installing new anodes with increased durability. Improved power efficiency reduces production costs and raw materials can be used more flexibly. It is therefore now possible to operate the electric arc furnace with a hot metal content of up to 90 percent.


  • London, 25.09.2019

    Primetals Technologies vende a Walsin Yantai un laminatoio combinato per acciai inossidabili

    Per rispondere all'aumentata richiesta del mercato cinese di prodotti inossidabili con elevata qualità, Walsin Yantai Stainless Steel Co. Ltd. ha assegnato a Primetals Technologies un contratto per la progettazione e costruzione di un nuovo laminatoio combinato per acciai inossidabili, per la trasformazione di billette provenienti da un impianto esistente in prodotti finiti con precise tolleranze dimensionali ed elevata qualità superficiale. I processi in linea ridurranno i costi di produzione. L’avviamento del nuovo laminatoio è previsto per la fine del 2020.


  • London, 18.09.2019

    Primetals Technologies and Tata Steel Europe complete successful remote commissioning of Level 2 automation for continuous caster CC21

    For the first time in over 50 years of cooperation, Primetals Technologies and Tata Steel Europe have commissioned a Level 2 system for a continuous caster completely online. In mid-July 2019, the new system from Primetals Technologies successfully replaced the existing automation on continuous caster CC21 of Tata Steel Europe in IJmuiden, the Netherlands. At the same time, Primetals Technologies is constructing continuous caster CC23 for Tata Steel Europe in IJmuiden, which will also be equipped with the Level 2 system.