voestalpine orders continuous bloom caster from Primetals Technologies

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Casting plant for four-strand operation designed to produce 950,000 metric tons per annum
Production can be expanded from four to five strands
World’s most modern casting plant of its type
Plant is Industry 4.0 compatible

voestalpine, an international technology company producing industrial goods, has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to supply a four-strand continuous bloom caster for its Leoben steel works. The CC4 plant will replace the existing CC2 continuous caster. In four-strand operation, it is designed to produce 950,000 metric tons of highest quality blooms per annum. A fifth strand can be added to increase the production capacity if needed at a later date. The new plant is scheduled to be brought into operation at the end of 2019, when it will become the world’s most modern caster of its type. The plant is also Industry 4.0 compatible.