Primetals Technologies to revamp continuous billet caster of Feralpi Siderurgica in Italy

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Production capacity will be increased by 10 percent to 1.2 million metric tons per year
Billet cross section to be raised to 150 x 150 millimeters with predisposition for 160 x 160 millimeters
Plant availability will be increased

 

Feralpi Siderurgica S.p.A., part of the Italian Feralpi Group, placed an order with Primetals Technologies to revamp the six-strand billet caster in its Lonato del Garda works in Italy. The aims of the project are to increase production capacity from 1.1 to 1.2 million metric tons of billets per year, to produce billets with a larger square cross section of 150 x 150 millimeters with predisposition for cross section of 160 x 160, millimeters, and to improve plant availability. Start-up of the revamped casting machine is scheduled for early 2019.