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  • London, 02.02.2022

    MMK Best Suppliers Awards: Primetals Technologies honored as the “Leader of Environmental Solutions in Metallurgy"

    Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) held its sixth annual best supplier competition and recognized its most reliable supply chain partners.  MMK's management places great value in this competition since relations with suppliers are one of the key factors for successful future development.  An honorary diploma in the category "Leader of Environmental Solutions in Metallurgy" was awarded to Primetals Technologies, for supplying a secondary dedusting system for the BOF melt shop.  The award was presented during a gala event, where Pavel Shilyaev, MMK CEO, thanked the winners for their cooperation. Primetals Technologies is proud to be honored as one of the selected suppliers. Wilhelm Fingerhut, Vice President Environmental Solutions, received the prize: “We would like to thank the MMK management and the project team for their excellent cooperation and this gesture of appreciation inspires and motivates us further. We will continue to complete projects together and ensure that we live up to this award.”


  • London, 24.01.2022

    JSW Steel orders converter melt shop and continuous casters for new steel melt shop from Primetals Technologies

    Indian steelmaker JSW Vijayanagar Metallics Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of JSW Steel Ltd (JSW Steel), has placed an order with Primetals Technologies to supply equipment for its new Steel Melt Shop No. 4 in Vijayanagar, Toranagallu. The order includes two BOF(LD)-converters, two ladle furnaces, gas cleaning and dedusting systems, two slab casters as well as level 1 and level 2 automation systems. The new melt shop has a design capacity of 5 million metric tons per year and will mainly produce high-quality carbon steel. It is part of a major project of JSW Steel to expand its JSW Steel Vijayanagar Works facility’s production capacity. Primetals Technologies will be responsible for engineering, supply of equipment, and advisory services for erection and commissioning.


  • London, 18.01.2022

    EVRAZ ZSMK awards contract for integrated quality control system for rail production to Primetals Technologies

    In October 2021, EVRAZ Consolidated West Siberian Metallurgical Plant (EVRAZ ZSMK) awarded a contract to Primetals Technologies for an integrated quality control system for its steel mill and rolling mill in Novokuznetsk, Russia. The solution "Through-Process Optimization (TPO)" will improve the quality of rail manufacturing at Russia's largest steel company. Production data are stored centrally, continuously and in a structured way. Immediately after installation of the solution, experts from Primetals Technologies will perform data-driven correlation analyses. The project will take 16 months to implement and will be monitored by a steering committee comprising the management of EVRAZ ZSMK and Primetals Technologies in Austria. The contract also includes a multi-year service contract.


  • London, 14.12.2021

    Start-up of two continuous slab casters modernized by Primetals Technologies at Angang Iron & Steel

    Recently, two continuous slab casters modernized by Primetals Technologies commenced operation at Chinese steel producer Angang Iron & Steel Group Co. (Angang) in its steelworks No. 2 in Anshan. The objectives of the project were to further improve slab quality by implementing DynaGap soft reduction and to increase the caster´s availability. To these ends, state-of-the art automation features and technological packages were installed. Despite current quarantine challenges for the project team, CCM5 was started 7 days ahead of schedule and CCM4 went in operation 16 days earlier than planned.



  • London, 09.12.2021

    Primetals Technologies starts up two continuous slab casters at JSW Steel Dolvi plant

    In October 2021, Indian steel producer JSW Steel Ltd. started up two continuous slab casters at its Dolvi plant in Maharashtra. Together, the two two-strand casters have an initial annual capacity of around 4.5 million metric tons of slabs with future capacity potential for 6 million metric tons. A number of technology packages ensure that the slabs have high internal and surface quality. Primetals Technologies supplies also a hot rolling mill to the new Dolvi expansion plant. The hot rolling mill has an annual capacity of 5 million metric tons per year. JSW Steel already operates three continuous casting plants from Primetals Technologies at its steel works in Toranagallu, Karnataka.