The world’s first subscription-based process optimization solution for continuous casters granted final acceptance
Recently, the first three subscription-based process optimization systems (Level 2) for continuous casters supplied by Primetals Technologies received final acceptance certificates (FAC). One of the systems is used in Germany, the other two in the U.S.A. This innovation makes it possible for steel producers to use an OPEX-based license model when installing a new automation system, instead of having to plan for capital expenditure (CAPEX) investments.
Primetals Technologies launches new task force to lead transition to green steel
In April, Primetals Technologies appointed Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl as the Head of Green Steel. The main goal of the task force is to position the company as the frontrunner in green steel production solutions.
“I’m proud of being promoted to this position and I strongly believe that, together with the task force team, this effort will become a game-changer,” says Fleischanderl.
Tosyali Holding orders second slab caster from Primetals Technologies
Turkish-based Tosyali Holding recently ordered a new slab caster from Primetals Technologies. Tosyali is aiming to expand in the Algerian market by implementing the slab caster together with a new hot-strip mill at its site in Bethioua, located in the north-western part of Algeria. Started in 2013, this steel plant employs 4,000 people. The company has a 70 percent share of the Algerian steel market.
Plant supplied by Primetals Technologies sets two world records in stainless steelmaking
Recently, a vacuum oxygen decarburization (VOD) plant supplied by Primetals Technologies achieved a heat size of 298.2 tons – a world record in stainless steelmaking. In addition, the same plant reached a carbon content of 5 parts per million (ppm) after decarburization, which marks another world record for VOD plants. Turkish steel producer Çolakoğlu operates the plant, located in Dilovası about 60 kilometers to the south-east of Istanbul.
Primetals Technologies to supply Chinese customer with unique 3-strand continuous slab caster
Recently, Chinese steel producer Tangshan Donghua Iron and Steel Enterprise Group placed an order with Primetals Technologies to supply a new 3-strand continuous slab caster for its plant in Tangshan, Hebei province, China. The machine will supply slabs to a recently installed hot rolled rolling mill. Startup is expected for December 2022.