Primetals Technologies has received an order from the Chinese company, Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd.
(Baosteel), to modernize continuous slab caster no. 3 in the company's steel works no. 1 in Shanghai.
The machine head and the complete strand-guiding system will be replaced. The goal of the
modernization is to produce high-quality slabs for demanding applications. The modernization will also
increase the maximum slab thickness to 357 millimeters. The plant's production capacity is around
2.3 million metric tons per annum. Once cast, the slabs are further processed in Baosteel's plate rolling
mill and hot rolling mill. The modernized casting plant is scheduled to come into operation in the first
quarter of 2018.