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  • London, December 14, 2023

    Important Milestone Reached at Steelanol CCU Plant in Belgium

    November 2023 saw the first industrial-scale production of ethanol at the Steelanol plant in Ghent, Belgium. This marks an important step toward full operation of the Steelanol plant. The project is a collaboration between ArcelorMittal, LanzaTech, ERM, and Primetals Technologies. Steelanol is Europe’s first carbon capture and utilization (CCU) project. The plant captures carbon-rich industrial gases from the blast furnaces at ArcelorMittal Ghent and biologically converts them into ethanol.

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  • London, December 11, 2023

    Construction Work for Slab Caster and Hot-Strip Mill to Begin at thyssenkrupp Steel in Duisburg

    thyssenkrupp Steel has reached an important milestone in the major slab caster and hot-strip mill project at its Bruckhausen site in Duisburg, Germany, as the steel giant recently held a cornerstone ceremony that marked the start of on-site pre-assembly work for both continuous caster No. 4 and hot-strip mill No. 4.

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  • London, December 06, 2023

    Primetals Technologies Receives Innovation Award for HYFOR from Austrian Government

    Primetals Technologies has recently received the “National Price for Innovation” from the Austrian government. According to the Austrian government’s press release, hydrogen-based fine-ore reduction (HYFOR) is a radical direct reduction process poised to become widely applicable soon. HYFOR is recognized as the world’s first direct reduction process for iron ore fines that does not require any prior agglomeration steps.

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  • London, November 29, 2023

    New Eco Slide Discs at hot-strip mill in South Korea reduce wear and maintenance-related costs

    South Korean steel producer Hyundai Steel has recently implemented Eco Slide Discs from Primetals Technologies at its steel plant in the city of Dangjin, located in the Western part of South Korea. Hyundai Steel has now reached maintenance intervals ranging from six weeks to several months. This dramatic improvement has resulted in an equally significant reduction of maintenance-related expenditures.

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  • London, November 22, 2023

    Primetals Technologies pioneers computer-vision-based artificial intelligence to reduce downtime at thyssenkrupp

    Primetals Technologies has implemented a digital assistant for detecting strip cross cracks at thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg’s medium-wide hot-strip mill in Hagen, Germany. This digital assistant is Primetals Technologies first-ever computer-vision-based solution designed for its specific purpose. The main benefits for thyssenkrupp are a reduction in downtime and wear related to the rolls of the hot strip mill.

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