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SSAB SmartSteel. Photo: SSAB
SSAB SmartSteel. Photo: SSAB
12/9/2016 - SSAB SmartSteel

SSAB towards the internet of materials

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SSAB has recently finalized an R&D project that explores the concept of SSAB SmartSteel, a digital platform that enables the steel to be loaded with knowledge. A unique identity code in the steel plate connecting the plate and information provides customers and their machinery with appropriate data and instructions to help them to select and use SSAB steels, regardless of their application. The idea is to share the expert knowledge in steel that SSAB stands for.

Source: SSAB, Stockholm
Made in Steel
12/9/2016 - GE provided critical technology, including the low-voltage, large power range LV7000 drive

GE renovates Posco-Thainox’s skin-pass mill

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Renovating old technology and ensuring that equipment is among the most efficient it can be is high on the agenda for GE Energy Connections’ Power Conversion. Posco-Thainox’s skin-pass mills are the latest to benefit from GE’s renovation service. This upgrade was completed within 10 days; GE engineers ensured that the mill reached nominal production well within schedule.

Source: GE, Rayong
Vallourec St. Saulve Caster. Photo: Danieli
Vallourec St. Saulve Caster. Photo: Danieli
12/8/2016 - Mini-mill in France

Vallourec St. Saulve orders Danieli round bloom caster upgrade

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Vallourec has contracted Danieli to supply a new 325-mm round section on the existing Danieli round bloom caster at St. Saulve. The 4-strand, 12-m radius CCM installed by Danieli in 2007 is equipped with advanced technology like Mould EMS, multi-bending radii with multiple W/S module, provision for Final EMS, and Level 1 and Level 2 Automation. The original casting section range was from 180 to 310 mm dia., and the steel grades being produced included API grades, special steels, and high-chromium alloys.

Source: Danieli, Buttrio
12/8/2016 - 11th steelChallenge

worldsteel announced the World Championship Finalists

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The Regional Championship took place online for a 24-hour period on 30 November 2016. This year’s steelChallenge attracted 1 479 participants representing 37 countries. The eleventh edition added 36% more participants than the previous year. There were 128 708 attempts with the basic oxygen steelmaking simulation with 707 people successfully completing at least one run of the simulation and a total of 8 701 successful runs completed.

Source: worldsteel, Brussels
12/7/2016 - Manufacturer of hollow structural section (HSS) steel tubing

Nucor to acquire Southland Tube

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Nucor Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire Southland Tube, an independent manufacturer of hollow structural section (HSS) steel tubing, for $130 million, or approximately 8x average EBITDA over the 2011-2016 period.

Source: Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, N.C.
Danieli will deliver furnace and optimization model to ArcelorMittal Hamburg for low-emission, low-consumption and high quality performances. Photo: Danieli
Danieli will deliver furnace and optimization model to ArcelorMittal Hamburg for low-emission, low-consumption and high quality performances. Photo: Danieli
12/6/2016 - Turnkey supply of a 175 t/h walking beam furnace for 16.5 m special steel billets

ArcelorMittal Hamburg chooses Danieli Centro Combustion ultra-low NOx burner technology

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ArcelorMittal Hamburg has chosen the low-emission, low-consumption and high quality performances guaranteed by the combination of Danieli Centro Combustion furnace and Danieli Automation optimization model. The furnace, designed for safe and reliable operation, will have an innovative thermal profile that achieves optimum heating efficiency thanks to improved convective heat exchange in the unfired zone and reduced environmental impact thanks to DCC proprietary flameless burners.

Source: Danieli, Buttrio
12/5/2016 - Danieli

Final acceptance for H3 wirerod mill technology at AEMZ, Russia

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The new 600 000-tpy mill has reached full contractual speed and exceeded daily capacity. The new AEMZ plant is rolling wirerod at 110 m/s, the fastest in Russia, and producing a wide range of steel grades, such as tyre cord, low-, medium- and high-carbon, micro-alloyed and reinforcement grades for construction purposes, spring steel, bearing steel, welding wire and CHQ grades.

Source: Danieli, Buttrio
12/2/2016 - Nucor Corporation

Addition of Patrick Dempsey to the Nucor Board of Directors

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Nucor Corporation announced that its board of directors has elected Patrick J. Dempsey as a director effective immediately. Mr. Dempsey, 52, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnes Group Inc., an international industrial and aerospace manufacturer and services provider. 

Source: Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, N.C.
11/30/2016 - Tata Steel UK

Letter of Intent signed for potential sale of Speciality Steels business

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Tata Steel UK announced the signing of a Letter of Intent with Liberty House Group to enter into exclusive negotiations for the potential sale of its Speciality Steels business for an enterprise value of £100 million subject to due diligence and corporate approvals. The Letter of Intent covers several South Yorkshire-based assets including the Rotherham electric arc steelworks, the steel purifying facility in Stocksbridge and a mill in Brinsworth as well as service centres in Bolton and Wednesbury, UK, and in Suzhou and Xi'an, China. Speciality Steels employs about 1,700 people making steels for the aerospace, automotive and the oil & gas industries.

Source: Tata Steel, London
Hot dip galvanizing line during production. From left: Tommaso Settimo, VP of Danieli Wean United; Mr. Tuncer Cakici Project Leader, Atakaş; Sandro Adragna, Project Leader, Danieli Wean United. Photo. Danieli
Hot dip galvanizing line during production. From left: Tommaso Settimo, VP of Danieli Wean United; Mr. Tuncer Cakici Project Leader, Atakaş; Sandro Adragna, Project Leader, Danieli Wean United. Photo. Danieli
11/24/2016 - A very fast plant startup with quality cold rolled and coated strip right from the very beginning

1.2-Mtpy Atakaş cold mill complex near completion

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The new Atakaş cold-rolling complex located in Iskenderun, Turkey, which consists of a continuous pickling line, two single-stand 6-high reversing mills, a vertical hot dip galvanizing line and a colour coating line, is ramping up production with tangible results in quality and reliability. Just 40 days after the processing of the first coil through the continuous pickling line, Danieli and Atakaş started-up cold rolling mill #1; one day later, the same coil was processed at the hot dip galvanizing line.

Source: Danieli, Buttrio