Chinese steel producer HBIS Laoting Steel Co. Ltd. has ordered two new, twin-strand continuous slab
casters from Primetals Technologies. The casting plants have a combined capacity of 4.2 million metric
tons of slabs per annum and will form part of a new production facility for high-quality steels being built in
the Laoting district in the south east of the autonomous city of Tangshan. Potentially hazardous tasks will
be handled by LiquiRob casting platform robots. The two continuous slab casters are scheduled for
commissioning in February and March 2019.