The following articles are going to be published in the upcoming issues
Lebedinskiy GOK commissioned new direct reduction plant in Russia
The plant will produce 1.8 million t/year of hot briquetted iron (HBI). It completed the seven-day performance guarantee test with 100% achievement of performance guarantee parameters. HBI production exceeded design criteria already during the test period.
Steelmaking – Automation
Automation system of the steelmaking plant successfully upgraded at Hadeed Saudi Iron & Steel
As part of the turnkey project, the Level 2 process automation system and the Level 3 production planning system for three EAFs, two ladle furnaces and two of the three continuous casters as well as auxiliary equipment have been completely replaced. The new process models implemented enable noticeably more efficient steelmaking and refining. The implemented solution is open to further progressive digital enhancements.
voestalpine opens advanced wire rod mill in Austria
The new high-tech wire rod mill at the site of the voestalpine Metal Engineering division in Leoben/Donawitz in Austria will produce 550,000 t/year of premium wire rod for sophisticated applications in the automotive, energy, construction and mechanical engineering industries.
Fully automatic strapping and sampling system for steel coils up to ultra-high-strength grades
Steel grades for tube and pipe cover a broad range from soft low-strength to ultra-high-strength steels, with thicknesses of over 25 mm. It is particularly challenging for the steel producers to safely deliver coils to the end customers. A fully automatic strapping and sampling system has been developed that meets the technical requirements particularly for the ultra-high-strength grades.