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Stainless steel manufacturer orders cold-rolling mill

By: Kimberley Smuts     23rd October 2015 Global systems provider for the metallurgical industry SMS Group has been contracted to supply a 20-roll cold rolling mill and a bright annealing line to US-based stainless steel company North American Stainless (NAS), a subsidiary of Spain-based stainless steel manufacturer Acerinox Group. NAS... 

Steel company’s walking beam furnace modernised

     7th August 2015 Italian metallurgical process plant and mechanical construction company SMS Meer was contracted in February by Spanish steel producer ArcelorMittal Asturias to revamp the 150 t/h walking beam furnace, which feeds the steel company’s wire-rod mill. 

Tosyali Toyo orders high-efficiency tinning line with soluble anodes from SMS Siemag

     30th March 2015 Tosyali Toyo Çelik A.Ş. (Tosyali Toyo Steel Co. Inc.), the Turkish-Japanese joint venture between Tosyali Holding and Toyo Kohan, has awarded SMS Siemag (www.sms-siemag.com) the contract for the supply of an electrolytic tinning line. This line will be a key element of the new steel mill for the... 

SMS Mevac successfully commissions 150-ton VOD X-eed facility at Fujian Fuxin Special Steel

     18th March 2015 After the successful start-up of the stainless steel melt shop of Fujian Fuxin Special Steel (part of Formosa Plastics Corporation) in Zhangzhou, China, by the SMS group (www.sms-group.com) in 2014, last month the Duplex VOD X-eed unit supplied by SMS Mevac, Germany, was put into operation. This... 

Tezcan orders continuous pickling line with acid regeneration plant from SMS Siemag

     12th March 2015 The Turkish steel service center Tezcan has placed an order with SMS Siemag www.sms-siemag.com for the supply of a continuous pickling line. Tezcan will install the line at its Kartepe location near Izmir to improve the economy of its hot strip pickling operations and achieve an increase in... 

SMS Siemag is upgrading the seven-stand hot-wide-strip mill at ArcelorMittal Gent, making it fit for the future

     10th March 2015 ArcelorMittal has awarded SMS Siemag www.sms-siemag.com the order to upgrade the seven-stand hot-wide-strip mill in Gent, Belgium. The order comprises the installation of new finishing stands F1 and F2 as well as modifications to stands F3 and F4. Additionally, the SMS group will support... 

Improved operating efficiency needed to remain competitive

By: David Oliveira     27th February 2015 The rising conversion cost of steel production, coupled with low steel consumption and oversupply, has prompted steel producers worldwide to implement technological and operational modifications to improve plant efficiencies and reduce operating costs, says the South African arm of Germany-based... 

Aleris expands automotive segment in the U.S.A.

     4th February 2015 SMS Siemag to supply cold mill to Aleris for the production of prime quality aluminum coil for the automotive industry Aleris, a world-leading aluminum coil manufacturer, has placed an order with SMS Siemag www.sms-siemag.com for the supply of a single-stand six-high aluminum cold rolling mill as... 

SMS group: Inauguration of new manufacturing and service workshop in Bhubaneswar, India

     9th December 2014 The SMS group inaugurated its new manufacturing and service workshop in Bhubaneswar, in the Indian state of Odisha, built for an investment of approximately 31 million euros. In the presence of more than 250 guests from politics and industry, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who attended the event... 

Demand increase for preventative maintenance strategies

By: Mia Breytenbach     14th November 2014 Steel plant processing technology, equipment and services specialist SMS Siemag South Africa, a division of SMS Group, has registered significant demand growth for preventative maintenance in the local ferrous, nonferrous and ferroalloys industries, paired with a 10% to 15% increase in technical... 

Demand for more efficient mill concepts – rolling technology supplier

     24th October 2014 While increasing energy costs and the necessity to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions call for more energy efficient cars, trucks, machines and plants, the steel and stainless steel industries have focused on developing new steel grades with higher strength for lighter constructions, rolling... 

SMS Siemag revamps 20-roll cold mill at Outokumpu Nirosta

     13th October 2014 Outokumpu Nirosta in Krefeld, Germany, has awarded to SMS Siemag, Germany, www.sms-siemag.com an order to modernize the 20-roll cold mill “SG3” of type MB 21BB-61“. The order was placed at the beginning of September 2014, with the aim of technically updating the 45-year-old cold rolling stand and... 

New cold-rolling mill supplied to Turkey aluminium producer

By: Mia Breytenbach     26th September 2014 Steel and aluminium plant processing technology, equipment and services specialist SMS Siemag supplied a complete cold rolling mill to Turkey-based aluminium company Asas-Alüminyum for its new works at Adapazan-Akyazi, about 150 km to the east of Istanbul. Asas-Alüminyum’s new works, valued at... 

Siderar starts production with the high-efficiency continuous slab caster supplied by SMS Siemag

     25th September 2014 Ternium Siderar, Argentina, and SMS Siemag www.sms-siemag.com , Germany, have successfully commissioned the X-Cast® two-strand continuous slab caster, which was supplied by SMS Siemag, at the San Nicolás location. Thanks to the high-efficiency continuous caster, Siderar is able to fully utilize... 

Pieter Bezuidenhout

By: Ilan Solomons     12th September 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Engineering, manufacture and supply of processing technology, plant, equipment, components, spare parts and technical services for the steel, ferroalloys and nonferrous metals industries 

Furnace projects fire up from SA to Malaysia

By: Ilan Solomons     8th August 2014 Smelter engineering firm Metix, a subsidiary of German privately owned SMS Group, has commissioned the second set of furnace electrodes at the Lion ferrochrome complex Phase 2 (Lion II) expansion project, in Steelpoort, Limpopo, which is owned by the diversified mining major Glencore and... 

Africa to provide significant steel opportunities

By: Ilan Solomons     11th July 2014 Steel plant processing technology, equipment and services specialist SMS Siemag, a division of SMS group, supplier of processing technology, equipment and services for the ferrous, ferro-alloy and non-ferrous metals industries, says there is potential to establish new steel plants in Africa in... 

Metallurgical plant maintenance stimulates technical services

By: David Oliveira     11th July 2014 The South African arm of Germany-based metallurgical plant and rolling mill technology provider SMS Siemag has registered significant growth in its technical services over the last two to three years. SMS Siemag South Africa MD Pieter Bezuidenhout notes that the growth, despite the lack of major... 

SMS Siemag

     11th July 2014 Together with companies such as SMS Meer, SMS Concast and Paul Wurth, SMS Siemag forms part of a strong global network of companies known as SMS group. The SMS group supplies various processing plant, technology, equipment, components, spare parts, and technical services for ferrous (both flat-... 

SMS Siemag to revamp converter C at Salzgitter Flachstahl

     26th May 2014 Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, has contracted SMS Siemag www.sms-siemag.com , Germany, to revamp converter C in its Salzgitter steelworks. Through optimal use of the existing installation space, the specific volume of converter C will be increased by approximately 18 percent, making for a more... 

SMS Siemag to modernize record-breaking CSP® caster at JSW Steel 

     20th May 2014 JSW Steel Ltd., one of India's largest steel producers, has placed an order with SMS Siemag www.sms-siemag.com , Germany, for a comprehensive revamp of one of the CSP® casters at the company’s Dolvi location in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The caster was supplied by SMS Siemag in 1998. The... 

Tulachermet-Steel orders a complete steelworks with two connected light-section mills

     5th May 2014 Tulachermet-Steel and SMS group have concluded a contract for the supply of a complete steelworks with a connected continuous billet caster and two connected light-section mills. The order value comes to around EUR 180 million. The contract was signed on the SMS Meer booth at the Tube & Wire fair... 

Duplex RH plant from SMS Mevac in operation at Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd.

     25th April 2014 Taigang Group International Trade Co., Ltd., and the end user Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd., both located in Taiyuan, China, have successfully put on stream the new 80-t Duplex RH-TOP plant (Ruhrstahl Heraeus process) supplied by SMS Mevac, Germany www.sms-mevac.com , and its... 

STEC-Roll® from SMS Siemag significantly optimizes the casting process at SSAB Iowa, USA

     24th April 2014 For its continuous slab caster in Montpelier, SSAB Iowa, USA ordered twelve STEC roll lines from SMS Siemag, Germany, www.sms-siemag.com for use in the casting bow. The STEC-Roll® optimizes the casting process and sets new standards for cost-efficient maintenance. The main reason for SSAB to... 

Duplex RH plant from SMS Mevac in operation at Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd.

     17th April 2014 Taigang Group International Trade Co., Ltd., and the end user Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd., both located in Taiyuan, China, have successfully put on stream the new 80-t Duplex RH-TOP plant (Ruhrstahl Heraeus process) supplied by SMS Mevac, Germany www.sms-mevac.com , and its... 

World's first implementation of new environmental concept for the production of stainless steel in Taiwan

     16th April 2014 Fuxin Special Steel Co. Ltd., Taiwan, has successfully commissioned a steelworks supplied by SMS Siemag www.sms-siemag.com for manufacturing stainless steel slabs at the Zhangzhou location in the Chinese Fujian Province. It is the first stainless steel plant in the world to utilize the waste heat... 

Successful commissioning at Guodian International of the first two of six submerged arc furnaces ordered

     16th April 2014 Two of the total of six submerged arc furnaces ordered from SMS Siemag www.sms-siemag.com have been successfully put into operation at the Guodian-Sinopec Ningxia Energy Chemicals Co., Ltd. works of Guodian International Economics & Trade Co. Ltd. The submerged arc furnaces (SAF) produce calcium... 

Tianjin Zhongwang orders energy-saving color coating line for aluminum can stock

     16th April 2014 All plant components for the new color coating line for Tianjin Zhongwang (Tianjin Zhongwang Aluminum Co., Ltd.) will be supplied by SMS Siemag, Germany,www.sms-siemag.com from a single source. An outstanding feature of the plant design is the compact coating process. The chemical pre-treatment... 

Jilin Liyuan has successfully put the 100-MN extrusion press from SMS Meer into operation

     4th March 2014 Jilin Liyuan Aluminium Company in Liaoyuan, Jilin Province, China, has commissioned a 100-MN front-loading extrusion press supplied by SMS Meer www.sms-meer.com  Germany. With this press, the Chinese company is expanding its product portfolio in the market for very large aluminum profiles. With a... 

Wuxi Turbine Blade commissions modernized screw press

     4th March 2014 Wuxi Turbine Blade in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China, has commissioned an SPKA 11200 screw press upgraded by SMS Meer www.sms-meer.com , Germany, in just seven months. After erection at the new location, the spindle and the tie-rods were replaced. Wuxi can now reliably and safely produce... 

Changzhou ChangBao commissions stretch-reducing mill and groove dressing machine

     4th March 2014 Changzhou ChangBao from Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, has commissioned a new stretch-reducing mill including automation system from SMS Meer www.sms-meer.com , Germany. The scope of supply includes the CARTA® technology package (Computer Aided Rolling Technology Application) and a fully... 

Outokumpu VDM orders 11-roll cold plate leveler from SMS Siemag for processing high-performance materials

     3rd March 2014 Outokumpu VDM GmbH has entrusted SMS Siemag www.sms-siemag.com with the supply of a new cold plate leveler for the Altena location, Germany. The cold plate leveler will be specifically designed for the high-performance materials made by Outokumpu VDM and equipped with eleven leveler rolls. The... 

Japanese aluminum manufacturer uses Dry Strip system of the latest generation from SMS Siemag

     3rd March 2014 United Aluminum Company of Japan has placed an order with SMS Siemag, Germany, www.sms-siemag.com to supply a Dry Strip system (DS system) for an existing aluminum cold rolling mill in the Nagoya works. The DS system will be installed in the exit section of the existing cold mill. The DS system... 

SMS Siemag to build two efficient SAFs for silicon production in the USA

     25th February 2014 Mississippi Silicon LLC. placed an order with SMS Siemag, Germany, www.sms-siemag.com for the supply of two submerged arc furnaces for the production of silicon. The annual capacity of the two furnaces is 33,000 tons. Interesting features are the rotating furnace shells which avoid cold areas in... 

SMS Siemag to build two efficient SAFs for silicon production in the USA

     24th February 2014 Mississippi Silicon LLC. placed an order with SMS Siemag, Germany, www.sms-siemag.com for the supply of two submerged arc furnaces for the production of silicon. The annual capacity of the two furnaces is 33,000 tons. Interesting features are the rotating furnace shells which avoid cold areas in... 

RH plant from SMS Mevac in operation at Tubos Reunidos

     18th February 2014 Tubos Reunidos Spain, has successfully put on stream its new RH plant (Ruhrstahl Heraeus process) supplied by SMS Mevac, Germany www.sms-mevac.com The plant, with an annual production of 400,000 tons, produces steel with extremely low levels of inclusions and hydrogen content for the... 

Hyundai has ordered a fast vessel exchange RH plant for secondary metallurgy

     18th February 2014 Hyundai Steel Co. (Hyundai), located in Seoul, Republic of South Korea, has awarded SMS Mevac www.sms-mevac.com , Germany, a contract for the supply of a fast vessel exchange RH (Ruhrstahl Heraeus) unit for its secondary-metallurgy facilities in Dangjin. Commissioning of the RH plant is scheduled... 

Winding of high-strength grades with strip widths of up to 2,000 mm

     18th February 2014 SMS Siemag modernizes coiler at Wuhan Iron & Steel Wuhan Iron & Steel, China, has placed an order with SMS Siemag, Germany, www.sms-siemag.com to modernize a coiler in the Hot Strip Mill No. 2. The aim of the modernization is to enable the Coiler No. 3 to wind hot strip with a higher strength and... 

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