Outokumpu completes a major investment in Fagersta mill

Outokumpu has completed a major modernization investment in its Fagersta Stainless mill in Sweden. The investment of € 8M enables Fagersta to expand its product portfolio into new high value-added special products; it improves the working environment for the employees and helps to reduce carbon emissions of the mill.

In the rolling mill, heated steel billets are rolled to a specific dimension and then sent on for final processing, with the outcome of wire in diameter between 5 and 18 mm. Through the new optimized processes heat is retained in the billets and higher rolling temperatures enable lower energy consumption and greater efficiency in the mill.

The installation of the mill was an intensive project.

Some 100 contractors and Outokumpu employees were working in the project to construct the rolling mill during the past year.

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