Turkish steel producer Kroman Çelìk Sanayìì has contracted with Primetals Technologies to apply advanced technology to a wire rod outlet built in 2008 to expand its product line with high carbon wire rod. Signed last year, the contract calls for 13-month delivery of equipment, with erection and commissioning expected to be completed by the end of this summer.
Kroman’s new #2 mill includes a Morgan Intelligent Pinch Roll and the latest laying head technology with SR Series self-regenerating pipe, designed for longer pipe life. In addition, the contract calls for modifications to the existing cooling conveyor with the incorporation of Optimesh technology and upgrades to the reform tub and ring distributor. The new equipment has a guaranteed speed of 110m/s.
Founded in 1967, Kroman is based in Darıca-Kocaelì, Turkey. With two steel shops, two wire rod mills, a rolling profile and a bar rolling mill, it produces more than 1.3 million tons of crude steel annually.