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  • London, 29.07.2021

    Primetals Technologies to extend JSL converter meltshop

    Primetals Technologies has received an order from Indian steelmaker Jindal Stainless Ltd. (JSL) to extend the company´s meltshop in Jajpur, Odisha with a new production line. This will more than double JSL´s production capacity at the Jaipur production site to approximately 2.2 million metric tons per year. The order comprises a new AOD converter, a new ladle furnace, a new continuous casting machine and related dedusting facilities. The AOD production automation system delivers constant fast and low-cost production. Start-up is expected by the end of 2022.

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  • London, 27.07.2021

    Follow-up order by Kaptan: Primetals Technologies to supply upstream equipment for wire rod mill

    In completion to a recent order for a new wire rod outlet, Primetals Technologies has been contracted by Kaptan Demir Çelik (Kaptan Iron & Steel), part of the Kaptan Group, to supply the upstream mill for the Marmara Ereğlisi, Turkey production site. The mill will prepare the round feedstocks (intermediate sizes) to be further rolled and finished in the wire rod outlet. It will have a yearly capacity of 650,000 metric tons. High-value products will be processed such as carbon, SBQ and austenitic stainless steel grades, catering to the engineering and automotive industries in both domestic and export markets. The hot commissioning of the complete installation is expected in mid-2022.

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  • Kyiv, 14.07.2021

    Metinvest and Primetals Technologies sign Memorandum of Understanding on decarbonization

    Today, during the first International Decarbonisation Forum held in Kyiv, Metinvest, the international vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies (hereunder “Metinvest” or “the Group”), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Primetals Technologies, an international pioneer in the fields of engineering, plant building and lifecycle services for the metals industry.

     

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  • London, 06.07.2021

    Guilin Pinggang issues FAC for EAF Quantum electric arc furnace and ladle furnace supplied by Primetals Technologies

    In June, Chinese steel producer Guilin Pinggang Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (Guilin Pinggang) issued the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for an EAF Quantum electric arc furnace with a tapping weight of 120 metric tons and a 120 metric ton twin ladle furnace supplied by Primetals Technologies. The furnaces were set up in a new production facility in Pingle near Guilin in Guangxi Province, which is intended to serve the growing market for rebars. The EAF Quantum is designed to handle scrap steel of varying composition and quality. The electrical energy requirement of the electric arc furnace is extremely low because the scrap is preheated.

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  • London, 01.07.2021

    First Coil produced on Hyper UC-mill supplied by Primetals Technologies to SUNSCO in Vietnam

    The Hyper UC-mill supplied by Primetals Technologies (Primetals Technologies Ltd.) produced the first coil at Ho Chi Minh steel mill of Maruichi Sun Steel Joint Stock Company (SUNSCO). This is the first Hyper UC-mill in Vietnam, and by adopting the smaller diameter work roll drive with MH Spindle that withstands high load, it can reduce rolling loads while maintaining the high shape control capability of the UC-mill. The purpose of this project is to accommodate the growing demand for thinner cold rolled materials. This new light-duty Hyper UC-mill enables to reduce investment and maintenance costs. SUNSCO will build a stable position in the growing market for thinner cold rolled materials.

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