Tata Steel IJmuiden orders new continuous slab caster from Primetals Technologies

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Technology packages ensure high interior and surface quality
Production capacity is 2.7 million metric tons of slabs per annum
Slabs further processed to make steel products for the automotive industry
The IJmuiden plant will be the most modern of its kind

 

Tata Steel IJmuiden BV, a Dutch steel producer, has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to supply a new continuous slab caster. The plant will be constructed on a “process turnkey” basis. It is designed to produce around 2.7 million metric tons of slabs per annum and will cast high-quality grades for end applications in the automotive industry, for example. A number of technology packages will ensure that the slabs have high interior and surface quality making the caster the currently most modern plant of its kind. The plant is scheduled for commissioning in March 2019.