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  • London, 06.04.2020

    Primetals Technologies sells steel rod mill to HBIS Shijiazhuang Iron & Steel Co. Ltd.

    To comply with environmental regulations and improve production, HBIS Shijiazhuang Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. has signed a contract with Primetals Technologies for a new steel rod mill in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, People’s Republic of China. The plant, which is being relocated from within Shijiazhuang City limits because of environmental protection rules, will feature high-capacity Morgan Reducing Sizing Mill (RSM) technology for thermo-mechanical rolling of larger diameter products. Start-up is expected in late 2020.


  • London, 02.04.2020

    Primetals Technologies introduces wear-resistant copper staves for long-life blast furnace operation

    For blast furnace operators, Primetals Technologies now offers a new type of wear-resistant copper stave. Superior burden material retention between innovative, pocket-type hexagonal inserts offers prolonged campaign lifetime by significantly reducing wear and consequential, unplanned maintenance. The staves also incorporate the patented and well-proven bend-resistant technology from Primetals Technologies. Standard as well as retro-fit solutions for new furnaces and furnace relines are available, with minimal installation and downtime requirements.


  • London, 31.03.2020

    Primetals Technologies equips Baosteel CC3 continuous caster with new Integrated Control Center

    At the end of 2019, Baoshan Iron and Steel Co Ltd. (Baosteel) commissioned an integrated control center (ICC) for the CC3 two-strand continuous caster. The work was carried out in collaboration with Primetals Technologies at the company's Steelworks No. 1 in Shanghai. This established an integrated control center for the operation and monitoring of the entire plant.


  • London, 24.03.2020

    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, 22.03.2020

    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