Germany’s first hydrogen-based steel production plant via the blast furnace route is beginning operation in Dillingen. With the €14 million investment, Dillinger and Saarstahl are further cutting their carbon emissions while also creating the conditions for practical use of green hydrogen.

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In the weeks starting from June 17, Factory Acceptance Tests for the hot-strip mill automation of Nucor Steel Gallatin QSP plant were executed at Danieli Automation, Italy.
Q-Space1 allowed Nucor Steel Gallatin to participate in the tests despite travel restrictions linked to the current pandemic.

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Aluminum producer AMAG rolling GmbH has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to install new converter equipment for the main drive on the two-high hot stand at its Ranshofen plant in Austria. The project covers supply, engineering, installation, commissioning, training and production of the documentation. This modernization will increase the reliability of the rolling stand and ensure the future availability of spare parts. The project is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.

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The project answers the request for increasing spooled bar-in-coil production

Alfa Acciai rolling mill#TB2 in Brescia produces straight bars and spooled-bar-in-coil.
Presently 130-mm square billets are welded by a Danieli K-weld machine to efficiently feed the two rolling lines, one for straight bars and one for spooler coils.

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SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH CEO Clemens Iller: "The second quarter of 2020 fell firmly in the grip of the COVID-19 crisis, resulting in a dramatic slump in sales and consolidated earnings. The biggest impact came from the extensive shutdowns of major European automobile manufacturers and their suppliers. From April, a negative trend materialized in the mechanical and plant engineering industry.

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