ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has started hot-testing of its small-section mill No. 250-4, in the reconstruction of which it has invested over $50 million.
A part of the amount was spent to purchase Danieli machinery.
The new equipment has been designed and supplied by Schneider Electric.
Previously the mill was only able to make products of square billets with the size of 80×80 mm. Now it can produce rebars and bars of billets with the size of 130×130 and 150×150 mm manufactured at the continuous casting machines. One was built in 2011, while the other two will be built this year.
As a result of the reconstruction the mill’s capacity has increased from 800 thousand tons to 1040 thousand tons per year. (Ukrainian metal)