With the new process route in place, more construction steel billets will be continuously cast at this site, gradually replacing ingot casting. It is planned to produce 2.8 million t/a of quality billets.
The scope of supply of SMS group S.p.A. will include two twin-ladle furnaces with a capacity of 160 t each, a water treatment plant, a material handling system and a fume treatment plant. SMS Concast, an SMS group company, will supply two six-strand continuous billet casting plants. The material flow between the six existing BOF converters and the new plants will be visualized in advance using a powerful logistics simulation tool to ensure optimum productivity levels and prevent any bottlenecks.
SMS group offers a cost-efficient process solution that ensures both high plant availability and a quick return on investment. By changing the process route to continuous casting, with its increased yield ratio and significant energy savings, the plant will be capable of producing higher-quality billets at a lower cost. Final commissioning of all the equipment supplied by SMS group is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.
(Source: SMS group)