Final acceptance granted for new pickling and galvanizing line with unique “heat-to-coat” technology

In December 2020, after a successful commissioning phase that proved the line’s efficiency, Nucor Steel Gallatin granted SMS group the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for the new “heat-to-coat” pickling and galvanizing line in Ghent, Kentucky, U.S.A. The line was fully supplied by SMS group (www.sms-group.com), including engineering, process technology, furnace technology, pickling and galvanizing technology as well as electrical and automation systems.

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  • Finishing train equipped with eight modern Red Ring Series 5 stands
  • Shorter change times and easier maintenance tasks
  • Existing rolling rolls and guiding equipment to be reutilized

Primetals Technologies has been contracted by Acciaierie Venete S.p.A. for the modernization of the finishing train of the rolling mill installed in Mura (BS), Italy. The project comprises the replacement of eight existing housing-type rolling stands with modern housing-less type Red Ring Series 5 units, which are lighter and more conveniently movable from the rolling line to the workshop and vice versa.

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Dragon Steel Corporation grants FAC to SMS Concast for the modernization of their six-strand billet caster

Dragon Steel Corporation, Ltd., a subsidiary of China Steel Corporation located in Taichung, Taiwan, has granted SMS Concast, a company of SMS group, the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for the modernization of their six-strand billet caster. The objective of the revamp was to improve the billet quality for the local high-end market, for applications including fasteners, welding rod, mechanical components and others.

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SULB and SMS digital join forces in optimizing energy efficiency in integrated steelworks in Bahrain

SULB and SMS digital, a company of SMS group, cooperate in identifying and tapping potentials for energy savings in SULB’s integrated steelworks in Bahrain. Alongside SMS group, Brazil-based SMS group company Vetta and Midrex Technologies, Inc., based in North Carolina, USA, are partners to the project.

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State subsidies for the modernisation of pusher furnace no. 2 in the framework of the decarbonisation programme of the French industry.

Dillinger France, subsidiary of the German Dillinger Group, are granted state subsidies by the French government: On 10 September 2020, the French Agency for the Environment and Control of Energy Consumption (ADEME) issued a call for projects on the energy efficiency of processes and public utilities in the industry.

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