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  • London, March 24, 2020

    Continuous pickling line for UHSS grades supplied by Primetals Technologies started up at Shougang Jingtang

    In December 2019, a continuous pickling line (CPL) supplied by Primetals Technologies started up at Chinese steel producer Shougang Jingtang United Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (Shougang Jingtang). The pickling line is designed to process around 1.5 million metric tons of hot rolled strip per year. It is part of the second phase of a new production plant in Caofeidian, Hebei Province. It is designed to process ultra-high strength steel (UHSS) grades for high added value products to be used in automotive, bus, truck production, and for all heavy industrial applications.


  • London, March 22, 2020

    Coronavirus / COVID-19: A note to our business partners

    Dear business partners,

    Many parts of the world enter a period of uncertainty due to the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. In these challenging times, we at Primetals Technologies do our best to maintain maximum business continuity. We do so in an environment of challenging and ever tightening restrictions mandated by governments and public health authorities on national and local levels in a still increasing number of countries all around the globe.

    The health and safety of both your and our employees is our top priority. We have put in place a range of measures to minimize risks of transmission within our organization and beyond, such as reducing or suspending travel and face-to-face meetings as well as encouraging remote work. We are monitoring the situation closely and are continuously adapting to it.

    Wherever possible, Primetals Technologies is actively approaching our business partners individually to align the most suitable way forward in the given circumstances. If you have not yet been contacted but would like to jointly develop strategies for handling this global pandemic event and its consequences together with us, we welcome any questions and information from your side regarding the effects of the pandemic on a specific part of the business. Please contact us at or get in touch with your usual counterpart in the organization of Primetals Technologies.

    60 years of experience in the industry, with all its ups and downs, have taught us that hard work and a can-do attitude will weather any crisis. Today we have no reason to believe that this time will be any different.


    The team at Primetals Technologies


  • London, March 05, 2020

    Commissioning of two LiquiRob systems from Primetals Technologies at Baosteel Meishan, new order for Zhanjiang plant

    In 2019, two LiquiRob systems from Primetals Technologies commenced operation at the Meishan plant of Chinese steel producer Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (Baosteel). Commissioning only took four to five days. Additionally, an order was placed to supply a LiquiRob system for Baosteel´s Zhanjiang plant. This raises the total number of LiquiRobs operating in Baosteel plants to five.


  • London, March 03, 2020

    First coil processed at Rourkela Steel Plant of SAIL on hot strip mill line supplied by Primetals Technologies

    At the production facility of India steel maker Rourkela Steel Plant of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), a hot strip mill with an annual production capacity of three million metric tons, processed the first coil on January 31, 2020. The hot strip mill was supplied by Primetals Technologies and produces high quality steel for the automotive industry and API grades. It is equipped with pair cross technology to ensure optimum control of profile and flatness. The first coil was produced within two days of the start of hot trials.


  • London, February 27, 2020

    Primetals Technologies successfully commissions continuous heat treatment line no. 2 for AMAG rolling

    Primetals Technologies modernized continuous heat treatment line no. 2 at the Ranshofen plant of the aluminum producer AMAG rolling GmbH and brought it into operation on schedule in August 2019. Primetals Technologies replaced the outmoded open- and closed-loop controls for the strip transport and furnace, switchgear, cables and sensor technology, and also added control containers and hydraulic components.