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London, November 15, 2016

Vina Kyoei upgrades wire rod quality with Primetals Technologies equipment

  • Replaces existing pinch roll and laying head
  • SR Series pipe to extend laying head pipe life and improve laying pattern
  • Electrical automation package integrates new equipment


Seeking to improve wire rod quality and mill utilization, Vina Kyoei has contracted with Primetals Technologies to upgrade the pinch roll and laying head in its wire rod mill in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam. The addition of SR Series pipe will extend the laying head pipe life and improve the laying pattern. An electrical and automation package also supplied will integrate the new equipment. Commissioning is expected by early next year.


The scope of supply for this first direct contract with a Vietnamese wire rod producer includes a Morgan Intelligent Pinch Roll and Morgan High Speed Laying Head with SR Series pipe, plus motors, drives and automation to interface with the existing control system. The new equipment has a design speed of 120 m/s.


Established in 1994, Vina Kyoei Steel Ltd. is a joint venture company with Kyoei Steel of Japan. Located outside Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam, operations have an annual design capacity nearly 1 million metric tons, supplying to the market rebar, threaded deformed bars, plain round bars, angles and wire rod.  


SR Series is a registered trademark of Primetals Technologies in some countries.


Primetals Technologies, Limited headquartered in London, United Kingdom is a worldwide leading engineering, plant-building and lifecycle services partner for the metals industry. The company offers a complete technology, product and service portfolio that includes integrated electrics, automation and environmental solutions. This covers every step of the iron and steel production chain, extending from the raw materials to the finished product – in addition to the latest rolling solutions for the nonferrous metals sector. Primetals Technologies is a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Siemens. Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery (MHMM) - an MHI consolidated group company with equity participation by Hitachi, Ltd. and the IHI Corporation - holds a 51% stake and Siemens a 49% stake in the joint venture. The company employs around 7,000 employees.