The scope includes two 190 metric ton direct current electric arc furnaces (DC EAF), two twin ladle furnaces, and two vacuum tank car degasser facilities. The mechanical supply includes several safety-related auxiliaries, the proprietary SMS bottom anode system, two mechanical vacuum pumping systems, and a unique equipment layout designed to minimize crane movements. The electrics & automation supply includes an advanced Level 2 system. All equipment is supplied “digital ready”, for incorporation into a data driven system.
The facility is intended to enable Nucor to expand their portfolio in the automotive market. The vast experience in supplying liquid steel intended for such grades was a determining factor in the selection of SMS group. Project completion is anticipated by 2024 with hot commissioning beginning in the second half of 2024.
Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel and steel products, with operating facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel -- in bars, beams, sheet and plate; hollow structural section tubing; electrical conduit; steel racking; steel piling; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; precision castings; steel fasteners; metal building systems; insulated metal panels; steel grating; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and hot briquetted iron / direct reduced iron; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap. Nucor is North America's largest recycler.
About SMS group
SMS group is renowned worldwide for its future-oriented technologies and outstanding service for the metals industry. The company applies its 150 years of experience and its digital know-how to provide the industry continuously with innovative products and processes – even beyond its core business – and generates worldwide sales of more than 2.7 billion euros. SMS is the right partner for challenging projects, and supports its customers throughout the lifecycle of their plants, enabling profitable and resource-efficient value creation chains. Paving the way for a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry is the company’s stated goal. As a global player with German roots, SMS takes responsibility for its 14,000 employees.
SMS group Inc., a member of the SMS group family of companies, is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to providing project management for new equipment engineering and supply, the company operates 20 individual service centers located in the United States that specialize in services for the North American metals industry.