Hyundai orders Siemens’ continuous bloom caster

Korean steel maker Hyundai Steel has placed an order with Siemens Metals Technologies for a continuous bloom casting machine, a large bar rolling mill and a small bar and wire rod mill for a new special steel mill in Dangjin. Commissioning of the plants is scheduled for the end of 2015.
Hyundai Steel is constructing a new plant at the Dangjin site to produce special steels for the automotive industry. The new facility is expected to produce bar and wire for use as primary material for engine and gearbox parts. Annual production of 400,000t of wire rod and 600,000t of straight bar and bar-in-coil is planned.
The four-strand continuous bloom caster from Siemens has an annual capacity of 1.1Mt. The caster is equipped with mould-level control and breakout protection. The large bar mill encompasses a duo reversing breakdown stand and a finishing train with rolling/sizing stands. The large bar mill also provides billets to be further processed in the 800,000tons-capacity small bar and wire rod mill. Designed to roll 160 tons per hour, the small bar and wire rod line will have the highest production rate for a combination mill, and is particularly designed for low-temperature rolling.

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