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Primetals Technologies Contracted for Cold Mill Upgrade 

3/27/2024 - SSAB has issued the final acceptance certificate on an improvement to its 4-stand tandem cold mill in Hämeenlinna, Finland, and is ready to begin the final phases of the project, according to project contractor Primetals Technologies. 

According to Primetals Technologies, the third to fifth phases of the project will involve upgrades to transformers, drives and motors. In Phase 5, an obsolete motor will be refurbished, allowing it to be used as a replacement for the other already modernized motors. 

“The objective of the extensive upgrade is to secure the supply of spare parts for the mill stand drives well into the future. Moreover, the availability of the tandem cold rolling mill will be increased,” the company said. 

The project is to be completed by May 2026.