Korean steel maker Hyundai Steel issued the final acceptance certificates (FACs) for two long rolling mills supplied by Primetals Technologies to the Dangjin special steel production facility. The large bar mill encompasses a duo reversing breakdown stand and a finishing train with rolling/sizing stands. This improves the metallurgical structure and mechanical properties of end products and enhances flexibility during the rolling operation.
Hyundai Steel, situated in Incheon and Seoul, South Korea, belongs to the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group and runs six production facilities in South Korea and a further one in China. The company has finished constructing a new plant at the Dangjin site to produce special steels for the automotive industry. In future, bar and wire will be produced here as primary material for engine and gearbox parts. Annual production of 400,000 metric tons of wire rod and 600,000 metric tons of straight bar and bar-in-coil is planned. The order placed with Primetals Technologies also included a continuous bloom casting machine designed to produce 1.1 M metric tons of blooms per year.