London, March 30, 2022
Primetals Technologies to supply ArcelorMittal with two LD converters (BOFs)
ArcelorMittal recently placed an order with Primetals Technologies for two new LD converters (BOFs) at its steel plant in Dunkirk, located in the northern part of France. Primetals Technologies will replace one of the existing LD converters, which has reached the end of its lifetime. The other new LD converter will be held on stock in Dunkirk for later installation.
London, March 24, 2022
Primetals Technologies to convert a continuous tandem line into a pickling tandem line at voestalpine’s steel plant
Primetals Technologies has received a contract from voestalpine Stahl GmbH, a company of the Steel Division of voestalpine AG, to convert the existing continuous tandem line into a pickling tandem line at voestalpine’s site in Linz. The package includes core components, process machinery, and their integration into the existing plant.
London, March 17, 2022
Primetals Technologies receives final approval on drives upgrade for Nucor Steel Arkansas hot strip mill
Primetals Technologies has received the Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) for its F5 and F6 main drive upgrade project with Nucor Steel Arkansas of Armorel, Arkansas. This completes the third phase of the total project: full replacement of the hot strip mill’s six main mill stand drives.
The main challenge in replacing the drives was to execute the changeover within the customer’s nine-day maximum outage time. To meet this extremely tight timeline, the very large drives had to include identical take-over points for all existing, equally large cables. The new Siemens Sinamics SL 150 drives also needed to start up and achieve full production immediately, without any ramp-up time. The team achieved hot commissioning 15 hours ahead of schedule.
London, March 01, 2022
Hoa Phat expands steel plant in Vietnam with comprehensive production line from Primetals Technologies
Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel JSC has awarded a major contract to Primetals Technologies for a new production line at the steel plant in Dung Quat, Quang Ngai province in Central Vietnam.
The steel market in Vietnam is one of the world's most expansive and dynamic. With an increase in capacity of 5.6 million metric tons per year, Hoa Phat will be able to address the rapidly increasing demand for steel products in Vietnam. The project consists of two slab casters, one hot rolling mill, modern automation systems, and comprehensive digitalization solutions. A fully integrated quality control system, intelligent digital assistants, and scheduling solutions will ensure high quality, productivity, and flexibility. The start-up is expected for 2024. This contract represents the second major order for casters and hot-strip mills received by Primetals Technologies in 2021.
London, February 22, 2022
NLMK issues FACs for new BOF off-gas system supplied by Primetals Technologies
Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificates (FACs) from NLMK Group in Lipetsk for the construction of off-gas systems at LD converters (BOFs) No. 2 and 3 at steel plant LD2. The project's targets were: reducing emissions at the steel plant to levels lower than European standards; improving the heat-recovery system to supply steam to the existing network; using the converter’s off-gas for further utilization; and increasing productivity.