Primetals Technologies to supply two continuous slab casters to the new HBIS Laoting plant

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Total annual production capacity of 4.2 million metric tons of slabs
Casters to be part of a new production facility for high-quality steels
LiquiRob casting platform robots to handle potentially hazardous tasks

Chinese steel producer HBIS Laoting Steel Co. Ltd. has ordered two new, twin-strand continuous slab casters from Primetals Technologies. The casting plants have a combined capacity of 4.2 million metric tons of slabs per annum and will form part of a new production facility for high-quality steels being built in the Laoting district in the south east of the autonomous city of Tangshan. Potentially hazardous tasks will be handled by LiquiRob casting platform robots. The two continuous slab casters are scheduled for commissioning in February and March 2019.