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  • 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.

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  • Sydney/London, 25.08.2021

    Hydrogen-based ironmaking: MHI Australia and Primetals Technologies join Heavy Industry Low-Carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Australia and Primetals Technologies, a member of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, have joined Australia’s Heavy Industry Low-Carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC) as key partners. The Centre, a not-for-profit entity with significant government funding, aims to develop technologies to decarbonize Australia’s heavy industrial sector, leverage the country’s natural endowments in mineral and clean energy resources and seize the opportunity of growing export markets for certified low-carbon products. Over the next 10 years, Primetals Technologies and MHI Australia will be contributing financially as well as with their decades-long experience in iron and steel production to this effort. The companies will focus on research and development of hydrogen-based direct reduction of iron ore. This includes the novel HYFOR (hydrogen-based fine-ore reduction) technology currently being piloted by Primetals Technologies in Europe.

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  • London, 19.08.2021

    BGH Freital grants final acceptance for AOD converter supplied by Primetals Technologies

    The German steel producer BGH Edelstahlwerke GmbH has granted Primetals Technologies final acceptance certification for a new argon oxygen decarburization (AOD) converter, thereby expanding the company's electric steel mill in Freital, Saxony. The new converter supplements and reduces the workload of the existing vacuum oxygen decarburization (VOD) plant. With low capital investment costs, production can be made more flexible and the specific consumption of raw materials, refractory materials, electrical energy and operating materials can be reduced. At the same time, productivity is increased due to shorter treatment times and the quality of the end products is further improved. The planned capacity of the extended steel mill corresponds to an output of about 120,000 metric tons of stainless and special steel per year. Primetals Technologies received the order at the beginning of 2019.

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  • London, 12.08.2021

    Primetals Technologies and Fujian Dingsheng Steel signed maintenance service contracts

    In April 2021, Fujian Dingsheng Steel Ltd. and Primetals Technologies signed contracts for maintenance services for the Arvedi ESP covering maintenance of the caster and rolling mill as well as the repair of caster rollers. Primetals Tangshan Technical Service Ltd. (PTTS) and Primetals Technologies China Ltd. (PTCN) will provide comprehensive maintenance services, supply and repair of propriety components as well as high quality repairs from the Primetals’ workshops located in ChangXing and Tangshan. In addition, operational support, condition monitoring, comprehensive training and technical assistance are part of the Primetals Technologies’ advantages for the customer.

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  • London, 05.08.2021

    Turkish steel producer Çolakoğlu issues final acceptance certificate for first part of slab caster modernization

    In December 2020, the Turkish steel producer Colakoglu Metalurji A.S. (Çolakoğlu) issued the final acceptance certificate (FAC) to Primetals Technologies for the first part of the modernization of the two-strand slab caster at the Dilovası plant near Istanbul. The modernization order covered the Level 1 and Level 2 systems, the Mold Expert system, and the segment controller. The line was also extended. Primetals Technologies carried out commissioning both locally and by means of remote support. The modernization of the existing systems has improved product quality and enabled the production of additional steel grades. Furthermore, extending the strands increased casting speed and therefore raised the production rate.

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