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  • London, 10.10.2019

    Hot Metal Desulfurization and dedusting system from Primetals Technologies successfully commissioned at ArcelorMittal Monlevade

    Recently, at the production site of Brazilian steel producer ArcelorMittal Monlevade a 130-ton-hot-metal desulfurization station (DeS) and a new dedusting system supplied by Primetals Technologies commenced operation. The desulfurization station represents the first installation of Primetals Technologies combining a volumetric dosing device for Magnesium (Mg) and a pressure dispenser for Calcium Oxide (CaO). Low sulfur levels of lesser than 0,005% (50ppm) can be achieved. The consumption of desulfurization agents is significant reduced and processing times are reduced to less than 30 minutes compared to treatment in a torpedo car.

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  • London, 08.10.2019

    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.

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  • London, 04.10.2019

    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.

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  • London, 01.10.2019

    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.

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  • London, 26.09.2019

    Primetals Technologies sells stainless steel combination mill to Walsin Yantai

    To service greater China market demand for high-quality stainless steel products, Walsin Yantai Stainless Steel Co. Ltd. has contracted with Primetals Technologies to design and manufacture a new stainless steel combination mill to convert billets from an existing plant into finished products with precision tolerance and surface quality. In-line-processing will lower production costs.  Start-up is expected in late 2020.

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