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Primetals Technologies modernizes continuous slab casters of CSN in Volta Redonda, Brazil


Brazilian steel producer Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) awarded Primetals Technologies the

order to modernize three continuous slab casters at its production site Volta Redonda in Rio de Janeiro

state. The focus of this turnkey project lies on the revamp of the electric and basic (level1) automation,

including the implementation of a number of technological packages, the installation of new automation

and drive technology as well as new auxiliary systems and construction of several control rooms. The

aim of the modernization project is to improve product quality and reduce the maintenance costs.

Installation work is scheduled in the second half of 2018 during a regular shutdown, commissioning is

planned for the third quarter of 2018.