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With the Automatic Thermocouple Checker, Primetals Technologies offers operators of continuous casting plants a solution for standardized and reproducible heating and testing of thermocouples in the copper plates of molds.
Georgsmarienhütte GmbH (GMH), a German steel producer, has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to modernize the company's six-strand continuous bloom caster at its main site in Georgsmarienhütte.
Primetals Technologies has received an order from ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt, a German steel producer, to install Eco Slide Disc side guides on the entry side beams of a coiler in a hot-strip mill. They will replace the conventional wear plates.
Mexican steel producer Tyasa, has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to supply a production management solution (level 3) for its existing steel making plant, billet caster and new Castrip based coil production line in Ixtaczoquitlan. The
Chinese steel producer Rizhao Steel Group Co., Ltd (Rizhao) issued the Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) for its continuous pickling line (CPL) supplied by Primetals Technologies.
Belgian steel producer ArcelorMittal Liège has ordered three SIAS surface inspection systems for three of its processing lines from Primetals Technologies.
The Russian steel producer, EVRAZ Nizhniy Tagil Metallurgical Plant (EVRAZ NTMK), has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to supply the automation, electrical equipment and instrumentation for the new blast furnace #7.
Primetals Technologies has received an order from Compania Siderurgica Huachipato S.A. (CAP ACERO) to replace LD (BOF) converter #2 system in its Talcahuano, Chile works, which after 40 years has reached the end of its service life.
Tata Steel IJmuiden BV, a Dutch steel producer, has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to supply a new continuous slab caster.
Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, a German steel producer, has commissioned Primetals Technologies to supply and implement a Level 2 process optimization system for a twin RH degassing plant and its two downstream treatment stations.
Primetals Technologies has received an order from SSAB Europe Oy to modernize the cooling section automation in the hot rolling mill in its steel plant in Raahe, Finland.
GPH Ispat Ltd., a manufacturer of long products based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, has commissioned Primetals Technologies to supply a minimill with a total annual capacity of 815,000 metric tons of finished products and billets.
Primetals Technologies has been awarded an order from Jiangsu Dingsheng Aluminium (Dinsheng) in China to supply 60 sets of Air Bearing Shapemeters, ISV Spraybars, Magnescale Transducers and four packages of spare parts.
Nucor Steel has selected Primetals Technologies to upgrade the automation and drives system in the finishing end of its carbon plate steel mill in Cofield, North Carolina, USA.
On October 25, a Z-Hi reversing cold mill supplied by Primetals Technologies was officially inaugurated at the Pinghu, China production site of Zhejiang Nisshin Worthington Precision Specialty Steel Co., Ltd.
Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate for the rolling line of the new cold rolling complex of Chinese steel producer Tangshan Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd.
On October 26, the direct reduction HBI plant built by Primetals Technologies and consortium partner Midrex Technologies, Inc. was officially started-up in the presence of the voestalpine board after an effective construction phase of about two years.
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.
Primetals Technologies has won an order from Böhler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG (Böhler Edelstahl), a company of the Special Steel Division of voestalpine, to modernize the flat rolling block at its Kapfenberg plant in Austria.
In September, the last of three LD (BOF) converters supplied by Primetals Technologies commenced operation at the Raahe, Finland works of SSAB Europe Oy.
Concast (India) Ltd., a Primetals Technologies Group Company, has received an order from Indian steel producer Orissa Metaliks Private Limited (Orissa Metaliks) to supply a three-strand continuous billet caster for the company´s production site near Kharagpur, West Bengal.
Primetals Technologies has received an order from Ukrainian steel producer PJSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol” to supply a two-strand continuous slab caster, a twin ladle furnace with an alloying station, and the associated dedusting system.
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Chinese steel producer Shandong Laigang Yongfeng Steel Corp. (Yongfeng Steel) has placed an order with Primetals Technologies to supply ERT-EBROS endless rolling technology for the company's existing bar rolling mill in Qihe, Shandong province.
North American steel producer Nucor Steel Berkeley has awarded Primetals Technologies the order to supply a SIAS surface inspection system for the company´s hot strip mill in Huger, South Carolina.
Talleres y Aceros S.A. de C.V.(Tyasa), a Mexican steel producer, has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to supply a new reversing cold rolling mill for its production plant in Ixtaczoquitlan.
A two-strand continuous slab caster supplied by Primetals Technologies has gone on stream at Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém (CSP), a Brazilian steel producer.
Primetals Technologies will supply a new billet stand and a combination saw for the production of bar steel with round and square cross-sections.
Primetals Technologies has won an order from AMAG rolling GmbH, an Austrian aluminum producer, to modernize the drive technology on the four-high cold rolling stand in its Ranshofen plant.
Primetals Technologies has won an order from ArcelorMittal Ruhrort GmbH to replace the LD (BOF) converter “K2”.
Primetals Technologies has produced the market’s highest capacity 250 mm ultra heavy-duty (UHD) roll unit for high speed wire rod mills in the first phase of a high speed wire rod mill upgrade for a major Chinese steel producer.
Primetals Technologies has received an order from Aluminium Norf GmbH (Alunorf), Neuss, to modernize the drive technology of its KW5 tandem cold rolling mill.
At the production facility of Chinese steelmaker Baosteel Zhanjiang Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., a continuous galvanizing line (CGL) supplied by Primetals Technologies, processed the first coil at the end of March.
To increase its local supply of special steel products, Kobelco Millcon Steel Co., Ltd. is modernizing a wire rod mill in Rayong, Thailand with equipment supplied by Primetals Technologies.
Primetals Technologies Germany GmbH, Erlangen, and PSI Metals GmbH, Düsseldorf, have signed a cooperation agreement on the sale and implementation of Industry 4.0 (Industrial Internet) production management solutions for the steel and aluminum industries.
Chinese steel producer Shandong Iron & Steel Corporation Limited (Shansteel) has ordered a selective waste gas recirculation (SWGR) system from Primetals Technologies for its new sinter plant in Rizhao, Shandong Province.
voestalpine Stahl GmbH has given Primetals Technologies the final acceptance certificate for the Seku 3.1 secondary dedusting system in the Linz plant.
Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate from JSW Steel for the new process automation system in a total of 25 subsystems in the SMS-1 und SMS-2 steel works in Vijayanagar, in the Indian state of Karnataka.
Primetals Technologies, in cooperation with Automazioni Industriali Capitanio S.r.l. (AIC), has received an order from Capitol Steel Corporation (Capitol Steel) to supply a new bar rolling mill for its plant in Quezon City, Philippines.
Primetals Technologies has received an order from German steel producer BGH Edelstahlwerke GmbH to modernize the electric arc furnace at its Freital site in order to optimize the furnace movements and convert its tapping system.
Novelis Korea Ltd has placed an order with Primetals Technologies for a new roll coolant spray system for their Aluminum hot strip mill in their Yeongju plant, Republic of Korea. Aim of the project is to further improve strip quality.
In May, the first plate was processed on a normalizing line supplied by Primetals Technologies to Mexican steel producer Altos Hornos de México S.A.B de C.V. (AHMSA).
In April, Indian steelmaker Jindal South West Steel Ltd. (JSW Steel) issued the Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) for the last of four LD (BOF) converters ordered from Primetals Technologies in September 2014, which had been started up in January.
H.E.S. Hennigsdorfer Elektrostahlwerke GmbH (H.E.S), a company in the Riva Group, has issued Primetals Technologies with the final acceptance certificate for a modernized, turnkey bar mill in Hennigsdorf, in the German state of Brandenburg.
Brazilian aluminum producer Novelis do Brazil Ltda. has commissioned Primetals Technologies to modernize the automation system installed in its hot strip mill in Pindamonhangaba in the state of São Paulo.
Chinese steel producer Rizhao Steel Group Co., Ltd (Rizhao) awarded Primetals Technologies the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for three of a total of five Arvedi ESP lines. For two of the lines, the FACs where received in January, for the third one on April 1.
ArcelorMittal Poland S.A. has given Primetals Technologies an order to replace LD (BOF) converters #1 and #3 in its Dąbrowa Górnicza steel works. The new converters will have a tapping weight of 325 metric tons and the project will be executed on a turnkey basis.
At the end of January, a new acoustic monitoring system was brought into operation in the secondary dedusting plant 3.1. at voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz, Austria.
Ordering a second mill identical to one supplied to the Southwire Company, LLC of Carrollton, Georgia, USA by Primetals Technologies in 2010, Ningbo Jintian Copper (Group) Co. Ltd. has signed a contract with Southwire for an SCR 3000 copper rod mill. The new mill will operate in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China. Start up is expected in the fall of 2017.
Primetals Technologies has won an order from China's Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (Baosteel) to modernize a more than 20-year old DC twin electric arc furnace at its Shanghai plant. The project involves redesigning both the upper and lower vessels and installing new anodes in each case.
During an Austrian-Iranian business forum in Vienna, Austria, Primetals Technologies and Fakoor Sanat Teheran Engineering Co. signed a general agreement on jointly implementing various projects in the Iranian steel industry.
Primetals Technologies has supplied a hot rolling mill to the new steel works in Vung Ang, Vietnam, which is owned by the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation (FHS).
Abinsk Electric Steel Work, a Russian producer of long products, has signed a contract with Primetals Technologies to modernize the electric arc furnace, ladle furnace and 6-strand continuous billet caster in the company's minimill.
Primetals Technologies successfully realized the modernization of an annealing and pickling line of Aperam Genk in Belgium. The objectives of the project were to upgrade the drive technology and optimize the strip tension control.
Primetals Technologies has received an order from Italian steel producer Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.a. to modernize the three-strand continuous billet caster at its Bolzano site. Under the project the plant will be able to produce stainless steel and special alloy bars with larger cross-sections up to 180 millimeters.
Primetals Technologies has received an order from PAO Severstal, a Russian steel producer, to supply a new twin ladle furnace for its Cherepovets converter steel works. The ladle furnace can treat 375 metric ton charges of liquid steel with a treatment time not more than 45 minutes, and has an annual capacity of 4.8 million metric tons.
In late December 2015, a stainless steel continuous tandem cold mill (TCM) supplied by Primetals Technologies to Beihai Chengde Stainless Steel Co. (Beihai Chengde) produced the first coil at the Beihai plant in the Chinese Guangxi Province.
Brazilian steel producer Gerdau has issued the Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) for a new Steckel mill supplied by Primetals Technologies for its Ouro Branco production site in the state of Minas Gerais.
To expand into higher grade stainless products, Yongxing Special Stainless Steel Co., Ltd., has selected Primetals Technologies for the supply of a new combination bar, bar in coil and wire rod mill in Huzhou, China.
Primetals Technologies has completed work for ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG on expanding the intensive cooling section of hot strip mill 2 in Duisburg-Beeckerwerth. The "Power Cooling" system from Primetals Technologies, operational since December 2010 and substantially enlarged in 2014, has passed its acceptance test.
Bécancour, QC – Canada, 28.01.2016
Société Internationale Métallique (SIM) has chosen Midrex Technologies, Inc. and its construction licensee Primetals Technologies to furnish the equipment and oversee the technological aspect of its project to build a 2.0 million ton-per-year (MTPY) hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant in the Bécancour Waterfront Industrial Park, a public-owned industrial park on the shores of the Saint-Lawrence River (Quebec, Canada); the site is a year-round deep water port and connected to major North American rail and road infrastructure.
Primetals Technologies has received an order from Ukrainian steel producer "Iljitsch" Metallurgical Combinate in Mariupol (MMKI) to engineer a continuous slab caster, a twin ladle furnace with an alloying station, and the associated dedusting system.
In October 2015, a continuous bloom casting machine, a large bar rolling mill and a small bar and wire rod mill supplied by Primetals Technologies were started up at the new special steel mill of Korean steel maker Hyundai Steel in Dangjin.
French stainless steel wire rod producer Ugitech has awarded the final acceptance certificate to Primetals Technologies for its custom engineering solution to upgrade and automate the compacting and coil handling process in the company’s rod mill, which recently achieved all performance goals.
Chinese steel producer Shandong Iron & Steel Group Rizhao Co., Ltd. has ordered two twin-strand continuous slab casters from Primetals Technologies.
The combination bar-in-coil and rod mill at Nucor Nebraska will have upgraded coil handling equipment designed and installed by Primetals Technologies in September 2016.
Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate from OneSteel Market Mills in Australia for installed upgrades at its Laverton Wire Rod Mill. Improvements to the water cooling line and laying head have already resulted in higher finishing speeds on small diameter products.
The second strand of the continuous slab caster modernized by Primetals Technologies for German steel producer ArcelorMittal Bremen GmbH has now been brought into operation.
Primetals Technologies has won an order from the Mechel Group to modernize an LD (BOF) converter in the steel works of the Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (ChMK) in Russia.
At the Indian steel producer Kalika Steel Alloys Pvt. Ltd. (Kalika Steel), a new rebar rolling mill supplied by Primetals Technologies and started up earlier this year recently achieved all agreed performance parameters.
Two two-strand continuous slab casters from Primetals Technologies went into operation in September at Baosteel Zhanjiang, a subsidiary company of the Chinese corporation Baoshan Iron and Steel Co Ltd. (Baosteel).
Třinecký inženýring, a.s. has given Primetals Technologies the final acceptance certificate for the modernized secondary dedusting system installed in the Třinecké Železárny a.s. converter steel works.
Primetals Technologies received an order for a briquetting plant for the complete recycling of dusts and sludges in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Global forgings manufacturer Frisa Forjados S.A. de C.V. recently awarded Primetals Technologies a multi-million dollar contract for the supply of a 230/34.5kV substation and a Static Var Compensation (SVC) system for their new meltshop in Villa de Garcia, Mexico.
In October, the first of three LD (BOF) converters supplied by Primetals Technologies commenced operation at the Raahe, Finland works of SSAB Europe Oy. With almost unchanged space requirements, the new converters have a larger reaction volume.
Primetals Technologies has won an order from Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann GmbH (HKM) to modernize LD (BOF) converter No. 2 in its Duisburg, Germany plant.
With „Melt Expert“, Primetals Technologies offers a new electrode control system for operators of electric arc and ladle furnaces. The new system unifies the advantages of the previous solutions.
Tangshan Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd., a Chinese steel producer, has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to supply two continuous galvanizing lines to expand cold rolling mill no. 2 at its Tangshan plant in Hebei Province.
In mid-September a new LD (BOF) converter supplied by Primetals Technologies was started up in the Steel Melt Shop no. 2 in Vijayanagar, Toranagallu of Indian steelmaker Jindal South West Steel Ltd. (JSW Steel). Since then, the converter is in full production mode.
In July, the Chinese steel producer, Rizhao Steel Group Co., Ltd (Rizhao), produced ultra-thin hot strip with thickness of 0.8 millimeters on the Arvedi ESP (Endless Strip Production) plant no. 1 supplied by Primetals Technologies for the first time.
Turkish steel producer Erdemir awarded Primetals Technologies an order to supply a turnkey, continuous galvanizing line for its Ereğli Plant on the Black Sea coast. The project includes erection and civil works and will be handled in an open consortium with a local Turkish company.
Primetals Technologies has received an order to supply a bar mill to Amreli Steels Ltd., a rebar steel producer based in Karachi, Pakistan. The rolling mill is designed to produce around 400,000 metric tons of reinforcing steel and round bars every year.
Elbe-Stahlwerke Feralpi GmbH (ESF), a German steel producer and part of the Feralpi Group, has issued the final acceptance certificate for a modernized, five-strand continuous billet caster in its Riesa plant. Primetals Technologies received the order in May 2014.
voestalpine Stahl GmbH has awarded Primetals Technologies the order to supply further side guiding beams with wear discs for its hot strip mill in Linz. The Eco Slide Disc systems will be installed at the entry side guides of coilers 3 and 4.
N.T.S Steel Group Public Company Limited has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to modernize its electric arc furnace in Chonburi, Thailand. The furnace will be equipped with a new electrode control system, the Foaming Slag Manager and a refined combined burner (RCB) system. These measures are intended to reduce the electricity and electrode consumption of the electric arc furnace.
Acroni, d.o.o., a Slovenian steel producer belonging to the Slovenian Steel Group (SIJ), has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to supply a new 95 metric ton AOD converter and dedusting system to its steel works in Jesenice.
Primetals Technologies will supply a hot strip mill with an annual production capacity of three million metric tons for Rourkela Steel Plant of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).
Primetals Technologies has received an order from ROGESA Roheisengesellschaft Saar mbH in Dillingen, Germany, to modernize the electrical, measuring, analytical and automation equipment in conjunction with the relining of blast furnace 4. The project involves equipping the blast furnace with a new control system based on Simatic PCS7, new automation and new switchgear. The existing field devices will be replaced, and the cabling renewed. Primetals Technologies is also responsible for hardware planning. The order is worth over ten million euros.
EVRAZ Regina has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to upgrade their Steel Mill in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The project encompasses a complete mechanical, electrical and automation solution from liquid steel quality improvement to finished coil, and includes the installation of a new vacuum degasser as well as the modernization of the existing slab caster, and the plate and Steckel mill.
Acciaierie Venete S.p.A. has issued the Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) for a blooming mill extensively modernized by Primetals Technologies at its Camin, Italy location. Within the scope of this project, a new blooming stand including ancillary system was installed and integrated into the existing line. The production capacity is up to 110 metric tons per hour. The main aim of the project was to improve the quality of blooms with the option of entirely or partly dispensing with downstream processing steps. The project was handled on a turnkey basis, and its value was in the low double-digit millions Euro range.
Since early 2015, the continuous caster of Slovenian steelmaker Acroni, d.o.o. (member of SIJ – Slovenian Steel Group) that was modernized by Primetals Technologies also produces X120Mn12 wear resistant grade. This is due to the optimized interplay of the technology packages, machine head and strand guide system supplied by Primetals Technologies, which ensure the required high internal and surface quality of slabs.
Turkish steel producer Kroman Çelìk Sanayìì A.Ş. has contracted with Primetals Technologies to apply advanced technology to a wire rod outlet built in 2008 to expand its product line with high carbon wire rod. Signed last year, the contract calls for 13-month delivery of equipment, with erection and commissioning expected to be completed by the end of this summer.
Chinese producer Baosteel Zhanjiang Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. has ordered a new Mulpic (Multi-Purpose Interrupted Cooling) system from Primetals Technologies. The intensive cooling system will be installed in the company's existing plate rolling mill which is currently being re-located from Shanghai to Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, and is scheduled to be operational in March 2016. The Mulpic system facilitates higher cooling rates and accurate cooling control, resulting in plates with uniform metallurgical properties and reduced flatness defects.
The new combined primary and secondary dedusting system from Primetals Technologies has been in full operation at Buderus Edelstahl GmbH in Wetzlar, Germany since February 2015. Following the original acceptance test in the fall of 2014, the system is now also cleaning the off-gases from two new ingot casting plants.
Primetals Technologies sells first EAF condition monitoring system to North American Höganäs
From June 16 to 20, 2015 Primetals Technologies will be presenting itself to industry experts for the first time at the METEC in Düsseldorf, the world's leading trade show for the metals industry.
voestalpine Stahl GmbH, an Austrian steel producer, has ordered three robot systems from Primetals Technologies. They will manipulate the probes in the three LD (BOF) converters in the Linz steel works.
Italian steel producer Acciaieria Arvedi S.p.A. has ordered an EAF Quantum from Primetals Technologies. This new type of electric arc furnace, to be installed in the Cremona steel works, reduces specific conversion costs of electric steel production by around 20 percent and will have an annual production capacity of up to 1.57 million metric tons of crude steel.
Zenith Steel (Changzhou Zhongtian Iron & Steel) in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, has signed a contract with Primetals Technologies to revamp a complete wire-rod outlet to improve the quality and range of its products.