IRON and STEEL
Metallurgical Machinery & Equipment
Abinsk Electro Metallurgical Works chose Sund Birsta technology and KNDelta binding machine with double wirefeeding for its mill in Abinsk, Russia.
The new binding machine will allow the production of one-ton, 12-m bundles, with 10 wraps for cost-effective handling, opening new foreign markets for AEMZ. This new generation binding machine will be equipped with binding and twisting heads driven by electrical motors instead of the traditional, hydraulic drives.
Commissioning is scheduled before the end of 2019.
A new meltshop will be installed at North Star BlueScope Steel, Delta, Ohio, USA. The new facility will include a single-bucket charge, 195-sht EAF, two LMFs and Pulse-Jet fume treatment plant with fume quenching technology.
On January 31, Nucor Steel safely struck the first EAF arc on the new MIDA plant located in Sedalia, Missouri, USA, producing a few hours later the first bundles of rebar #8, tagged and ready for shipment.
Hydro Extrusion North America awarded Danieli Breda the contract for a new, 60-MN front-loading direct extrusion press for the Phoenix, AZ facility.
On 25 November 2019, Dung Quat Blast Furnace #2 was successfully blown-in by Hoa Phat Steel, Vietnam.
Two new grinders ordered by Henan Jiyuan will be installed in Jiyuan, Henan province, China.
The new Draw Sizing Danieli (DSD) technological package has been installed as part of the 600,000-tpy, state-of-the-art, greenfield SBQ steel mill of SIMEC in the city of Apizaco, Mexico.