SMS to supply steel plant complex to SN

SMS Siemag, Germany, has been awarded a major order by Siderúrgica Nacional (SN) in Venezuela for the supply of a new integrated plant complex for the production and processing of steel. The first phase of the order comprises an electric steel plant, a continuous caster and a heavy-plate mill. The second stage of construction will come into effect shortly after the first phase. It includes a ladle degassing plant and a Steckel mill for the production of hot strip that will complete the plant complex. The scope of supply for SMS Siemag includes the complete technological equipment, commissioning and comprehensive training for the customer’s personnel.
The new plant complex located in Ciudad Piar in Bolívar State will have an overall capacity of 1.55Mt of liquid steel, from which heavy plate and hot strip will be produced in the downstream production facilities. SMS Siemag will supply the entire electrical and automation systems for the new plant complex. The X-Pact® automation package will include the process automation (level 1) and the technological process models (level 2). The order also comprises an extensive training program. About 160 new SN employees will be prepared for their future tasks by participating in the Plug & Work tests, theoretical training courses and hands-on training.

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