Construction will soon begin on a world-unique test facility which is a key component of HYBRIT, a joint initiative of LKAB, SSAB and Vattenfall. In the plant, fossil fuels will be replaced with biofuel to achieve fossil-free production of iron ore pellets.

Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL), Angul, India, and SMS group (www.sms-group.com), have successfully commissioned the high-speed seven-strand combi-caster established at the Angul Odisha plant in India. This combi-caster is the largest high-speed billet caster in India and was commissioned within 12 months only from project start.

REYHER introduces RRP - REYHER Rapid Prototyping at HANNOVER MESSE. The 3D printing service offers customers various ways to improve component design, to reduce development costs and shorten time-to-market. Visitors to the stand can also see numerous articles recently added to the REYHER portfolio.

SSAB is providing new processing opportunities for customers to explore, with a laser cutting machine and state-of-the-art press brake featuring a patent pending bending technology. The new machines were presented during a unique event at the SSAB steel service center in Oborniki, Poland.

South Korean-based Horyong Ltd boasts 28 years of know how in the production of truck mounted aerial lifts, used in construction and other work sites. To meet customer demand, and possess the competitive edge needed on the global market, the company almost exclusively uses SSAB’s Strenx performance steel in the special purpose vehicles manufactured.

Dongfeng Forging Co., Ltd., part of the commercial vehicle manufacturer Dongfeng Motor Group, has placed an order with SMS group for the supply of an MP 5000 eccentric forging press with a forging force of 5,000 tons for its plant in Shiyan, Hubei Province, China.

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Higher-quality plate surfaces and enhanced production

Danieli has been awarded a contract by PAO Severstal for the upgrade of plate mill 2800 at Cherepovets (Russia), in order to improve plate surface quality and increase production volume.

Total Strengthens Its Presence in the Industrial Lubricants Market

Total Lubrifiants, a leading player in the global lubricants market, announces the acquisition from Houghton International of its aluminum hot rolling oil (AHRO), steel cold rolling oil (SCRO) and tinplate rolling oil (TPRO) activities in the North American and European Economic Area markets.

Steel Dynamics, Inc. has awarded SMS group an order covering the supply of a complete steel production line for its Sinton location in the state of Texas.

Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) has awarded SMS group an order for the supply of a complete steel production line, from the steelworks to the CSP® plant and from the cold rolling mill to the galvanizing line for its Sinton location in the state of Texas.

Wirerod Mill modernization at Baotou Steel, China

Baotou Steel Group Co. Ltd. in China selected Danieli to modernize its 600,000-tpy wirerod mill. The key equipment to be supplied will be a new, four-pass TMB high-speed finishing block to produce smooth-wire from 4.5 to 26 mm diameter, and rebar-wire from 6 to 16 mm diameter at a maximum speed of 110 mps.