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Primetals Technologies Contracted for Plate Mill Improvement

2/8/2024 - Hyundai Steel is upgrading a heavy plate mill with a new cooling system designed to reduce the overall hold time between the roughing and finishing stands.

Designed by Primetals Technologies, the intermediate cooling system utilizes side sweep sprays, air blowoffs, and cooling stations, all positioned after the roughing mill exit table. 

“This enhancement will substantially increase the mill’s productivity, enabling the production of high-quality steel plates tailored to the most demanding markets, including the shipbuilding and oil and gas industries,” Primetals Technologies said in a statement.

Primetals Technologies will be responsible for the design, engineering, equipment supply, installation, training, and commissioning of the IC unit, including electrical, automation and related fluids equipment.

The technology is being incorporated into Hyundai Steel’s Dangjin facility in South Korea. Implementation is scheduled for October 2024.