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  • London, 29.10.2020

    Long rolling mill revamped by Primetals Technologies started-up at Stahlwerk Annahütte, Germany

    In August, Primetals Technologies finished a revamping project of the long rolling mill at Stahlwerk Annahütte Max Aicher GmbH & Co. KG (Stahlwerk Annahütte) in Ainring-Hammerau, Bavaria, Germany. The project encompassed the modernization of the intermediate rolling train by replacing two existing Red Ring Series 1 stands with the latest design, Red Ring Series 5 stands. These stands allow for shorter change times and offer a prolonged lifetime of wear components. Mill operation and maintenance activities are benefited.

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  • London, 22.10.2020

    Primetals Technologies receives final acceptance for revamping No.2 Continuous Pickling Line for Kakogawa Works of Kobe Steel, Ltd.

    In June 2020, Primetals Technologies received the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for revamping No. 2 continuous pickling line for Kakogawa Works of Kobe Steel, Ltd. An iBox replaced the existing pickling tank, and it demonstrated the improved productivity of high-strength strips for automobiles, saving of energy, and reduction of acid solution consumption in operation after the revamping work completion.

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  • London, 01.10.2020

    Continuous bloom caster supplied by Primetals Technologies goes into operation at voestalpine

    voestalpine is an international technology corporation producing industrial goods. A four-strand continuous bloom caster supplied by Primetals Technologies went into operation at its Leoben steel production plant in July. The new caster is the most modern of its type in the world and has been designed for digitalization. Fully automatic casting was possible right from the very start. The CC4 plant replaces the previous CC2 caster. In four-strand operation, it is designed to produce 950,000 metric tons per annum of the highest quality blooms.

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  • London, 29.09.2020

    Primetals Technologies receives FAC for two continuous galvanizing lines supplied to HBIS Tangsteel

    Recently, HBIS Tangshan Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd. (HBIS Tangsteel), a Chinese steel producer, has awarded Primetals Technologies with the final acceptance certificate for two continuous galvanizing lines (CGL) installed as part of the expansion of cold rolling mill no. 2 at its Tangshan plant in Hebei Province. The CGLs 5 and 6 increase the production capacity for high-strength, coated metal sheets by 650,000 metric tons per annum. The sheets are mainly used by the automotive industry.

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  • London, 27.08.2020

    Primetals Technologies receives final acceptance for revamp of 1,700 mm hot strip mill at Ilyich steel in Ukraine

    In May, PJSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol” (Ilyich Steel) issued the FAC for the revamp of its 1,700 mm hot strip mill (HSM 1700). The revamp of HSM 1700 further increases MMKI’s competitiveness through the extension of product mix and range, improvement of quality, increase of productivity and reduction of production costs. Production capacity will grow from 1.36 to 2.5 million tons per year. A state-of-the-art automation system makes the plant ready for Industry 4.0.

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