JFE upgrades Japanese large-diameter pipe mill with welding technology from SMS group.

JFE Steel Corporation has produced the first pipe at its Fukuyama works in Japan after the successful revamp of its submerged arc welding (SAW) stands by SMS group (www.sms-group.com). The revamp included five-wire submerged arc welding heads, digital inverter welding current sources (PERFECT arc®), and a measured data recording, monitoring and evaluating system.

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Al Ezz Dekheila Steel Company (EZDK) based in Alexandria, Egypt, has concluded a full-service contact with SMS group (www.smsgroup.com) for its CSP® plant (Compact Strip Production). The service contract covers the X-Pact® electrical and automation systems as well as the mechanical equipment, hydraulic systems and process technology. For EZDK, this ensures permanent support and assistance for the complete CSP® plant.

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Outokumpu has selected SMS group to supply an atomization plant for the production of high-quality stainless steel powder used in additive manufacturing. This is the first ever facility SMS group is going to supply under a Subscription contract. While this agreement is new territory for both companies, it will pave the way for a long-term cooperation between the two partners.

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OMK (United Metallurgical Company) has contracted Danieli Centro Met to supply a new EAF meltshop and seven-strand bloom caster, to be installed at Vyksa (Russian Federation) and produce up to 1.8 Mtpy of steel, of which 800,000 tons will be cast in blooms for pipes, railroad wheels and springs.

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SIAM YAMATO STEEL CO., LTD. has awarded SMS group the final acceptance certificate for the upgrade with ConSo R6 injector technology of the No. 1 electric arc furnace at its Rayong, Thailand, site. Based on the good experience gained from the modernization of electric arc furnace No. 2 with ConSo R6 injector technology, supplied by SMS group in 2010 along with a complete minimill, SIAM YAMATO decided to have furnace No. 1 revamped in the same way by SMS group.

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