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Primetals Technologies starts-up modernized continuous billet caster at Valbruna in Italy


The three-strand continuous billet caster modernized by Primetals Technologies was started-up at the

Bolzano production site of Italian steel producer Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.A. The plant is now able to

produce stainless steel and special alloy billets with larger cross-sections up to 180 millimeters. The

machine radius of the plant also was increased from seven to nine meters, setting the stage for

producing even larger cross-sections after further modernization at a later date. Primetals Technologies

upgraded the continuous caster in 2015 to increase its availability. Modernization work on the caster was

carried out during a planned shutdown in September 2016.