Abinsk Electric Steel Works Commissions Two Roughing Stands from SMS Meer
The two new roughing stands will enable Abinsk to roll larger square billets than to date. This will enhance the company’s competitiveness in the local market.
Until now Abinsk has fed its rolling mill with 130-mm square billets purchased from other suppliers. The two new roughing stands from SMS Meer will allow 150-mm square billets to be rolled which are produced in Abinsk’s own new steel plant.
Furthermore, the two new stands will increase the rolling mill’s productivity by 2–3% for 8- to 10-mm rebars.
Abinsk’s high-speed rebar rolling mill was supplied and commissioned by SMS Meer in 2011. It operates at a rolling speed of 40 meters per second, allowing a rolling production of more than 550,000 tons per year, thereby exceeding the agreed nominal capacity by 10%.
Pictured below: View of the existing plant at Abinsk with new stands placed in front of it.