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Nanjing Steel Group Commissions Upgraded Continuous Bloom Caster from SMS Concast

Steel News - Published on Thu, 06 Aug 2020

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Nanjing Iron & Steel Group Co Ltd has commissioned the upgraded four-strand bloom caster at its Nanjing plant No 2 together with SMS Concast, a company of SMS group. The modernized caster, designed for an annual production of 800,000 tons of blooms, has successfully achieved the targets of the project, namely improvement of the product quality and more flexibility of production thanks to a wide portfolio of steel grades. The four-strand continuous casting machine, having a nominal radius of 12 meters, is designed to cast two bloom section sizes. Currently in operation is the 255 x 300 millimeter format. Commissioning of the second bloom size 330 x 420 millimeters is planned for the end of 2020. High-carbon grades, such as bearing and spring steels, and the full range of steel grades to serve the automotive industry represent the majority of the production. This product portfolio provides NISCO greater production flexibility and enhanced responsiveness to the market demand.

NISCO is a leading Chinese steel producer with approximately ten million tons of steel produced per annum.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 06 Aug 2020
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