Primetals Technologies has received an order from Pakistani rebar steel producer Agha Steel Pvt Ltd
(Agha Steel Industries) for the supply of a new rebar mill in Port Qasim near Karachi, Pakistan. The new
state-of-art mill is designed to produce 300,000 metric tons of rebar per year. To optimize the
combination of different heating sources for incoming billets according to their respective variable cost
and availability, the rolling line will be equipped with an Efficient Heating System (EHS). This will reduce
transformation costs. Also, the pass schedule is optimized in order to achieve a uniform wear of the rolls.
Hot commissioning is expected for mid-2018.