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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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  • London, 29.07.2021

    Primetals Technologies to extend JSL converter meltshop

    Primetals Technologies has received an order from Indian steelmaker Jindal Stainless Ltd. (JSL) to extend the company´s meltshop in Jajpur, Odisha with a new production line. This will more than double JSL´s production capacity at the Jaipur production site to approximately 2.2 million metric tons per year. The order comprises a new AOD converter, a new ladle furnace, a new continuous casting machine and related dedusting facilities. The AOD production automation system delivers constant fast and low-cost production. Start-up is expected by the end of 2022.

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  • London, 27.07.2021

    Follow-up order by Kaptan: Primetals Technologies to supply upstream equipment for wire rod mill

    In completion to a recent order for a new wire rod outlet, Primetals Technologies has been contracted by Kaptan Demir Çelik (Kaptan Iron & Steel), part of the Kaptan Group, to supply the upstream mill for the Marmara Ereğlisi, Turkey production site. The mill will prepare the round feedstocks (intermediate sizes) to be further rolled and finished in the wire rod outlet. It will have a yearly capacity of 650,000 metric tons. High-value products will be processed such as carbon, SBQ and austenitic stainless steel grades, catering to the engineering and automotive industries in both domestic and export markets. The hot commissioning of the complete installation is expected in mid-2022.

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