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  • London, 25.11.2021

    Primetals Technologies receives final acceptance for replaced laminar cooling at Baosteel in China

    Recently, Primetals Technologies received the final acceptance certificate for the replaced laminar cooling section installed at the 2050mm hot strip mill in the Shanghai, China production site of Baoshan Iron & Steel, Co., Ltd. (Baosteel). The new laminar cooling enables Baosteel to extend its product range up to a thickness of 19 millimeters for high toughness line pipe grades at low temperature, and dual -phase and multi-phase steel grades in a thickness range of 2 to 8 millimeters. The project was executed remotely due the ongoing pandemic conditions.

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  • London, 23.11.2021

    Fujian Dingsheng starts up first eco-friendly minimill for flat products combining EAF Quantum and Arvedi ESP by Primetals Technologies

    Recently, Chinese steel producer Henan Yaxin Steel Group Co., Ltd. (Henan Yaxin) has started up its eco-friendly minimill for flat products consisting of two EAF Quantum electric arc furnaces and an Arvedi ESP line at its Fujian Dingsheng plant. Tapping weight of each EAF unit is maximum 115 metric tons. This set-up allows for 85% CO2 savings compared to integrated production route. The Arvedi ESP line has a design capacity of 2.5 million metric tons per year and a reproducible strip thicknesses down to 0.8 mm. This enables Henan Yaxin to produce high-quality, ultra-thin strip to enter new market segments with direct application products omitting cold rolling. Coils for the sales market were directly produced during first heat.

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  • London, 18.11.2021

    Primetals Technologies to supply new AOD line and to upgrade existing AOD line for Aperam Genk, Belgium

    In September, Primetals Technologies received an order from Aperam Genk in Belgium to supply a new argon oxygen decarburization (AOD) production line and to upgrade the existing AOD 1 production line. The objectives of the project are to increase operational safety, to improve operating costs, and to further reduce environmental impacts via a dedusting system with provisions for heat recovery. Primetals Technologies will be responsible for mechanical equipment, electrics and automation as well as auxiliary equipment. The project will be carried out in a consortium with Austrian erection company SGS Industrial Services. Start-up is expected for mid-2023.

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  • London, 12.11.2021

    Primetals Technologies Italy sold to German investor Callista Private Equity

    As a part of Primetals Technologies global strategic portfolio management, Primetals Technologies Italy and its portfolio was sold to Callista Private Equity GmbH, a financial investor based in Germany. The company will from now on operate under the historical brand name POMINI Long Rolling Mills S.r.l.

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  • London, 11.11.2021

    Primetals Technologies and SICON sign cooperation agreement for digitalization of scrap yards

    Primetals Technologies and SICON recently signed a cooperation agreement concerning the development of holistic solutions for the digitization of complete scrap yards. Primetals Technologies specializes, among other things, in optical scrap identification and the automation of production processes and logistics. SICON is a specialist in the processing, analysis and sorting of scrap. For the production of high quality steel grades, steel producers usually need solutions to all these issues, as well as a scrap composition matched to the end product. This "design scrap" allows a greater amount of scrap to be used in higher quality grades. This means that, when transforming a scrap yard into a digitalized and thus "smart" scrap yard, an integrated solution from Primetals Technologies and SICON saves a lot of work at the implementation stage and enables the processing of input materials for the production of high-quality end products.

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