Chinese steel producer Shandong Laigang Yongfeng Steel Corp. (Yongfeng Steel) has placed an order
with Primetals Technologies to supply ERT-EBROS endless rolling technology for the company's
existing bar rolling mill in Qihe, Shandong province. The aim is to boost plant output and utilization levels
by three to six percent. The system welds together billets intended for rolling, thus enabling a continuous
rolling process with a consistently high product quality. The new ERT-EBROS plant is scheduled to
commence operation in the second quarter of 2017 and will pay for itself within 18 months. It is the first
system of its kind in China.