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  • London, 30.09.2021

    Primetals Technologies and thyssenkrupp join forces to launch an innovative blast furnace technology enabling a key step towards carbon neutrality

    Primetals Technologies and thyssenkrupp have signed an exclusive, worldwide cooperation agreement which sees both parties commit to bringing the innovative Sequence Impulse Process (known as SIP for short) technology to the market. The SIP technology has been developed by thyssenkrupp AT.PRO tec, a company of thyssenkrupp Materials Services, and is well established for use in foundry cupola furnaces. The underlying principles of this proven technology have been adapted and specifically tailored to the blast furnace process. To prove the technology, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe has installed the first ever full system on their blast furnace #1 at Schwelgern, Duisburg in Germany.


  • London, 23.09.2021

    Primetals Technologies to supply new staves for blast furnace of ArcelorMittal South Africa in Newcastle

    ArcelorMittal South Africa has placed an order with Primetals Technologies to supply cast-iron staves for the blast furnace at the company´s Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal works. The new staves incorporate several key features like the well-proven fixing system which eliminates bolt pull-out, a common cause of over-stressing of the cooling pipes leading to failure and coolant leakage into the furnace, as well as a variation of the patented and established anti-bending solution. This eliminates premature failure of the staves by preventing of corner deformation due to thermal effects. The design will result in a reliable, predictable production for the full campaign life of the blast furnace. Equipment will be ready to be shipped to the Newcastle site by mid-September 2021. ArcelorMittal South Africa are planning to install the staves in the second quarter of 2022.


  • London, 21.09.2021

    New electric arc furnace supplied by Primetals Technologies starts at ATI Latrobe in the USA

    Primetals Technologies is pleased to announce the start-up of an electric arc furnace it supplied to global specialty materials producer ATI for its Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA facility. The arc furnace is designed to process a wide range of input materials and will replace equipment coming to the end of its useful life. The project also included the hydraulics for furnace movement and automation systems.


  • London, 16.09.2021

    Primetals Technologies to supply steel plate finishing rolling mill for Kakogawa Works of Kobe Steel in Japan

    In June, Primetals Technologies received an order from Kobe Steel, Ltd. for a steel plate finishing rolling mill for its Kakogawa Works located in Kakogawa City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Implementation is scheduled for the late 2023 to early 2024. This project aims to counter the aging of the existing mill, which came online in 1972, and to strengthen the product supply system with stable quality and delivery time. Primetals Technologies will supply the steel plate finishing rolling mill, auxiliary and ancillary equipment, as well as on-site supervision for erection and commissioning.


  • London, 26.08.2021

    Primetals Technologies to supply a new bar rolling mill to Pak Steel, Pakistan

    Primetals Technologies has received an order from Pak Steel to supply a bar rolling mill for the site located in the Hattar Special Economic Zone (HSEZ), in Khyber Pakhthunkwa province. The new mill will enable Pak Steel to enlarge its footprint in the growing regional market of infrastructure projects. The mill will manufacture concrete reinforcement steel bars (rebars) with diameters ranging from 8 to 40 millimeters. The design capacity will be 450,000 metric tons per year. The billets will be directly charged in hot condition to the rolling mill, which will provide significant energy savings as well as higher metallic yield. The commissioning into operation of the mill is scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2022.