Chinese steel producer Shandong Iron & Steel Group Rizhao Co., Ltd. has ordered two twin-strand continuous slab casters from Primetals Technologies. They will be installed in a new, high-quality steel production plant that will be erected in the Rizhao coastal region of Shandong Province. The casters are designed to produce 4.6 million metric tons of slabs per annum. A number of technology packages will ensure high surface and interior quality, even under fluctuating production conditions, and facilitate flexible casting operations. The equipment and technology packages will be installed according to the Primetals Technologies "Connect & Cast" principle. This means that all plant functions and systems are completely ready for use from the very first batch. Casting plants CC1 and CC2 are scheduled to go on stream in June 2017.