Voestalpine starts up mini steel mill with Inteco

voestalpine’s steel mill, constructed by Inteco, was successfully started up in October. It produces starting material for the processing of tubes, wires and rails. Photo: Inteco

Two years ago, Inteco was awarded with the construction of a mini steel mill by voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH. The steel mill with a heat size of 5 t was successfully started up in October by a team of experts from voestalpine and Inteco. The facility is equipped with state- of-the-art plant and process control technology for the production of highest quality steels with as-cast dimensions that are identical to the ones of the bloom caster in Donawitz. Inteco’s scope of delivery included: an induction furnace, a ladle furnace, a vacuum treatment (DETEM) plant, all the necessary auxiliary equipment (e.g. ladle preheaters, tundish preheater etc) as well as a segment casting plant for bloom lengths of up to 12 m. The mill’s finished products serve as starting material for the processing in the voestalpine mills of tubes, wires and rails.