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AFV Beltrame Modernizing Donalam Hot Rolling Mill in Romania

Steel News - Published on Fri, 18 Sep 2020

Image Source: AFV Beltrame Donalam Calarasi
European producer of merchant bars and special steels AFV Beltrame Group is investing over 11 million euros in the modernization of the hot rolling mill within the Donalam steel plant in Calarasi. The new technology will replace the old one, dating from the 70s and 80s, and will contribute both to reducing by up to 40% the carbon emissions associated with production and to increasing the competitiveness of steel bars made in Romania. The investment will be made from own funds and is expected to be completed by 2022.

The new equipment will consist of a reheating furnace, electrical drivers and water treatment system with a production capacity of 120 tonnes per hour. This has high flexibility for round and square sections from continuous casting or ingot up to diameter 700 or side 500. The new technology allows increasing the competitiveness of steel products made in Calarasi, by importing raw materials from Germany and rolling and finishing in Romania. This allows the development of high quality products even for the industry sectors with the highest standards. Through commercial partnerships with leading companies from Germany (GMH) and Austria (Voestalpine), Donalam products are distributed throughout most of Europe.

The technology available in the rolling mill will ensure a reduction of gas consumption by up to 40% (about 2,4 millions mc / year); thermic energy savings of over 27,300 Mwh / year; electricity savings of over 1,300 Mwh / year; reducing the amount of steel wasted in the production process by about 1,440 t / year. Improvements in energy performance and raw material consumption will support the reduction of the factory’s CO2 emissions by almost 5000 t / year.

Recently, Donalam has completed an investment of 4 million euros in a equipment for special steel bar treatment. The company achieved a turnover of 78 million euros and a sales level of 110,000 tons in 2019.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 18 Sep 2020
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