Daehan Pyeongtaek modernizes existing VCC® mill with new SMS group billet welder and VCC® line to produce 5.0-ton coils

DaehanSteel Co. Ltd., South Korea, awarded SMS group (www.sms-group.com) an order to modernize its existing VCC® (Vertical Compact Coiler) of the rolling mill in its Pyeongtaek plant, which is located in the Seoul area. The plant produces 450,000 tons per Read More

SIDENOR issues FAC to SMS group for upgraded bar mill in Basauri

Following the successful commissioning of the upgraded bar mill at its Basauri location, Spanish company SIDENOR ACEROS ESPECIALES, S.L. has issued the final acceptance certificate (FAC) to SMS group (www.sms-group.com). The upgrade was aimed at ensuring more effective rolling operations, Read More

Hertwich to supply multi-chamber melting furnace to Hydro Extrusion Lichtervelde NV

Hertwich Engineering, a subsidiary of SMS group, has received an order from Hydro Extrusion Lichtervelde NV for the supply of an Ecomelt-PS200 multi-chamber melting furnace including a skimming machine. The plant with a melting capacity of 60,000 tons per year Read More

Prometal Aciérie contracts SMS group to supply hot rolling mill to widen its production

Prometal Aciérie, Cameroon, Africa, has awarded SMS group (www.sms-group.com) the order to supply a new hot rolling mill for rebars, sections and wire rod. The new rolling mill will be designed for the production of straight rebars, angles, channels, flats, Read More

Aperam orders annealing and pickling line for stainless steel cold strip from SMS group

Aperam Stainless Belgium has contracted SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to supply an annealing and pickling line for stainless steel cold strip to its Genk plant in Belgium. Production start is scheduled for 2020. With this investment in state-of-the-art and future-oriented plant Read More

Modernization with energy-efficient environmental technology of SMS group

SMS group (www.sms-group.com) has successfully commissioned the second modernization phase of the fumes treatment system of the electric arc furnace, and final acceptance (FAC) has already been granted. In phase 1, SMS group had installed a new, more efficient filter Read More

Yongfeng orders two five-strand billet casters for direct rolling from SMS Concast

Shandong Laigang Yongfeng Steel Corporation (YONGFENG), based in Dezhou, China, is a subsidiary of Yongfeng Group Ltd. In February 2018, Yongfeng  ̶  as a private company  ̶  placed an order for two continuous casting machines with SMS Concast AG, a Read More

Ruifeng orders continuous hot-dip galvanizing line from SMS group

Ruifeng (Shandong Ruifeng Stainless Steel Co.), China, has selected SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to supply a continuous hot-dip galvanizing line for steel strip, which is to be erected in Binzhou in the Chinese province of Shandong and is scheduled to start Read More

TMK-ARTROM starts production on new heat treatment line for pipes supplied by SMS group

In February 2018, after a successful test phase, TMK-ARTROM based in Slatina, Romania, granted SMS group (www.sms-group.com) the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for the supplied tube and pipe heat treatment line. Designed for an annual capacity of 160,000 tons, the Read More

Constellium expands aluminum casthouse capacity in Dĕčín, Czech Republic, with Hertwich Engineering homogenizing furnace

Constellium Extrusions Dĕčín s. r.o., Czech Republic, has placed an order with Hertwich Engineering, a company of SMS group, for a further continuous homogenizing plant including a helical ultrasonic testing station and billet saw for aluminum extrusion billets. With a Read More