Steel News

ArcelorMittal Galati Invests in State-of-the-Art Plate Mill

12/2/2013 - ArcelorMittal Galati has invested €2 million in the complete modernization of a work and back-up cylinders grinding machine in its No. 2 plate mill, aimed at increasing product quality and boosting operational efficiency.

German company Herkules carried out the complete modernization of the equipment — previously known as Shibaura (a brand of Toshiba) Machine — which is now in the final testing phase.

“We are focused on continuing our Transformation Programme ARC 2015+: in line with this programme, this modernization in our plate mill will have a positive impact on our activity. We operate in a very competitive business environment and responding to our customers’ demands is therefore a priority. The new facility improves the quality of the plates, helping us increase our presence in the market,” said Bruno Ribo, CEO ArcelorMittal Galati.

The new Shibaura – Herkules machine allows the creation of more precise roll profiles, bringing immediate benefits to the quality of Galati steel plates. The equipment has new electrical, mechanical and automation systems, which allow better rolling schemes and improved efficiency.

The new machine is in line with European safety regulations and includes an integrated, automated system which limits the need for human input in the working area. A group of employees has been trained to operate the new equipment.