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.