Iranian consortium set up

A consortium consisting of the Iranian companies Chadormalu Mining & Industrial Co. (CMIC) and Parsland Mines & Industries Development Company (PAMIDCO), both of which hold 100% shares respectively in CPG Engineering & Commercial Services GmbH, erected a new steel making plant with a 170-ton electric arc furnace and a six-strand continuous caster in Ardakan.

SMS Concast, a company of the SMS group, delivered the six-strand continuous caster. The billet caster is designed for an annual output of 1.2MT of billets. With a casting radius of 10.25 meters, billets can be produced on the six-strand casting lines in formats between 130 and 250 mm2. Chadormalu & PAMIDCO will first produce square billets in the sizes 130, 150, 180 and 200 mm. Considering the plant specification, semi-finished products can be produced in lengths of six or twelve meters.

The casting machine supplied by SMS Concast comes with SMS Concast’s proprietary CONVEX® mold technology. The caster was supplied with interchangeable equipment to allow maximum uptime and most efficient maintenance work.

The plant in Ardakan is operated on the basis of directly reduced iron ore, which Chadormalu provides from its own mines in the province.

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