Two new casters for Chinese steelmaker

Two new casters for Chinese steelmaker

Shandong Iron & Steel Group Rizhao has ordered two twin-strand continuous slab casters from Primetals Technologies.

The new equipment will be installed in the Chinese steelmaker’s plant in the Rizhao coastal region of Shandong Province.

According to Primetals, the casters are designed to produce 4.6Mt (metric tons) of slab per annum and will incorporate various technology packages to ensure high surface and interior quality, even under fluctuating production conditions.

The casters are to be equipped with LevCon mold level control, straight, cassette-type Smart Molds, DynaWidth for automatic adjustment of slab width and hydraulic DynaFlex mold oscillators. Smart Segments, I-Star Rollers and DynaJet spray nozzles will be installed in the strand-guide system. DynaGap Soft Reduction will ensure that the slabs have a high interior quality, claims Primetals.

Primetals’ ‘Connect & Cast’ technology means that all plant functions and systems are ready to use from the first batch.

The steel feeding the two casters will be produced in basic oxygen steel converters with an annual capacity of 5Mt (metric tons)

Casting plants CC1 and CC2 are scheduled to go on stream in June 2017.