- Project included installation of bottom blowing and new process control system
- New KOBM converter shortens blowing process and improves steel purity
- Improved steel quality fits requirements of automotive industry
Situated in the HeBei Province in the north of China, long-product steelmaker Qian’an Jiujiang Wire produces about 10 Mtpy of wirerod.
Leading Canadian producer of hot- and cold-rolled steel sheet and plate products Algoma Steel chose Danieli as sole technology supplier for its full transition from integrated to electrical steelmaking.
The selected Digimelter melting technology powered by Q-One digital power system will lead to a reduction of approximately 70% of carbon emissions, positioning Algoma as a leading provider of green steel in North America.
In November 2021, Chinese steel producer Wuzhou Yongda Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (Wuzhou Yongda) issued the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for an EAF Quantum electric arc furnace and twin ladle furnace supplied by Primetals Technologies for a greenfield project of in Wuzhou city, in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced today that the Company's board of directors has approved the construction of a rebar micro mill, with spooling capabilities, to be located in the South Atlantic region. This will be Nucor's third rebar micro mill, joining its existing micro mills in Missouri and Florida, both of which began operations in 2020. The budgeted capex for the new micro mill is $350 million. It will have an annual capacity of 430,000 tons.
thyssenkrupp Rasselstein now enables customers to open complaints digitally via the Packaging Steel App. This noticeably reduces the processing time for complaints, as the complaints entered are processed directly in the ERP system of Germany's only tinplate manufacturer. For buyers of rasselstein® packaging steel, the complaint process is thus significantly simplified.
Recently, Primetals Technologies received the final acceptance certificate for the replaced laminar cooling section installed at the 2050mm hot strip mill in the Shanghai, China production site of Baoshan Iron & Steel, Co., Ltd. (Baosteel).
Pioneering technology leader ABB has launched ABB Ability™ Smart Melt Shop, the first smart factory digital application of its kind for the metals industry. It is designed to increase melt shop productivity, save energy and improve employee safety, with payback within six months.
Recently, Chinese steel producer Henan Yaxin Steel Group Co., Ltd. (Henan Yaxin) has started up its eco-friendly minimill for flat products consisting of two EAF Quantum electric arc furnaces and an Arvedi ESP line at its Fujian Dingsheng plant. Tapping weight of each EAF unit is maximum 115 metric tons.
Aurubis AG and the SMS group, based in Düsseldorf, signed a contract today for the construction of a multimetal recycling plant in the United States. As Aurubis announced on November 10, construction of the new Aurubis recycling plant will start in mid-2022 in Augusta (Richmond County) in the state of Georgia. Upon commissioning (scheduled for the first half of 2024), the plant will process about 90,000 tons of complex recycling materials annually. Aurubis is creating over 100 jobs in the region as well.