Dongbei Special Steel in Dalian City, Liaoning Province. China, successfully commissioned an 800-mm bloom continuous caster of SMS Concast of Switzerland. That means the company is now operating its third continuous bloom caster from SMS Concast.
Mr Luis Hernandez CEO of SMS Concast said that “This continuous caster is a milestone in terms of mechanical, electrical and process engineering. It sets a new benchmark in the steel casting industry. We integrated various technological innovations. The fact that Dongbei has chosen us as its partner three times already proves we are on the right course with our technology."
With the new plant, Dongbei and SMS Concast are continuing their long-lasting partnership. Just like the previous plants in Dongbei-Beiman (2002) and Dongbei-Dalian (2011), the new continuous caster produces high-quality special steel blooms. It comes with an annual capacity of up to 450.000 tonnes. The machine casts blooms with diameters of 600 to 800 millimeters.
Dongbei Special Steel uses the blooms to forge large shafts, tool steel, and stainless steel on its hydraulic presses and radial forging machines from SMS Meer. It supplies these products to the oil, energy, aircraft, and automotive industry.