Zhongshou Special Steel Group orders Arvedi ESP line

Chinese steel producer Zhongshou Special Steel Group has recently ordered an Arvedi ESP line from Primetals Technologies for its plant in Luanzhou, Hebei Province. The festive signing ceremony took place recently in Vienna and saw the participation of top-level managers from both companies along with governmental representatives.

Primetals Technologies entities in Austria, China, and Germany will supply the complete mechanical scope as well as the process-related electrics and automation solution. The plant is scheduled to be in full operation at the end of 2025.

The Arvedi ESP endless strip production technology, acclaimed as the only officially certified solution for carbon neutral thin-slab casting and rolling, is the most energy-efficient process for producing endless hot rolled coil (eHRC) of high quality. This is the main reason why Zhongshou selected Arvedi ESP for its transition from the conventional route, consisting of an LD converter (BOF) and a hot-strip mill, into a production line based on an electric arc furnace (EAF) and Arvedi ESP.

Zhongshou’s ESP plant will be the 9th of its kind in China and is set to be the most powerful one on the market to date. This is thanks to its design, consisting of a long casting machine, four high-reduction mill stands, and five finishing mill stands. The plant will roll the freshly cast slabs starting at a strand thickness of 130 millimeters.

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