The new minimill of SIMEC, Apizaco, Mexico, is now in full operation and will produce 600,000 tpy of specialty steel, large round blooms, bars and wirerod for the automotive industry.
In February, 26 months after contract signing, the mill started forming wirerod coils, followed by the bar line startup in May.
Plant startup was completed recently with the meltshop, which operates a 90-t EAF, a twin LF, a twin VD and a 3-strand, 14-m multi-bending radius caster for 300, 450 and 500 mm round blooms.
Supplied as greenfield project, the new minimill for SIMEC, in addition to the meltshop and rolling mill, includes fume and water treatment plants, electrical sub-station and compressed air plant, product quality laboratories, cranes, electricals and automation featuring Danieli Automation Q3-Intelligence architecture.
Fully equipped to produce high-quality steel grades and featuring the new, innovative 4-roll Danieli DSD Drawer, the plant guarantees the production of top-quality products at the most competitive CapEx + OpEx costs.
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