New 1.6-MTPY slab caster for Eastern Steel, Malaysia

Part of the Jianlong Group, Eastern Steel, Malaysia, contracted Danieli for the supply of a technologically advanced slab caster to serve the country with high-quality products, which are currently imported.

In fact, slab caster #2 will process a wide range of steel grades, including low-carbon grades for automotive applications, API for pipelines, high-strength/low-alloy steel, and weather-resistant grades.

To be installed in Chukai, Terengganu, West Malaysia, the new 9-m-radius vertical-curved caster having a 37-m metallurgical length is being designed now. It will reach casting speeds of up to 2.5 m/min for 200-mm-thick slabs in widths ranging between 700 and 1,300 mm, for annual productivity of 1.6 million tons.

The production of such a wide range of slabs will be made possible thanks to an advanced Danieli Automation process control system, iterating with the Danieli 3Q technological package suite, including Q-Map, Q-Width, Q-LevelPlus, Q-Cool, Q-Core, and Q-Pulse.

The mold also will be equipped with Danieli Rotelec Multi-Mode Electromagnetic Stirrer MM-EMS® to meet the optimal surface and sub-surface slab quality demanded by final applications.

The startup of the new slab caster is planned for early 2023.

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