Indian steel producer Star Wire Ltd. has placed an order with Primetals Technologies to supply a
continuous billet/bloom caster for its steel plant in Ballabgarh, Haryana State. The caster is designed for
the production of 30,000 to 60,000 metric tons per year, depending on the steel grades cast. It
complements the existing ingot casting route. Goals of the project are to further improve the quality of
cast products as well as the yield of the production process from liquid steel to ready-to-roll products.
The casting process will be fully automated. This is the first continuous billet and bloom caster for an
extended steel grade mix worldwide. It also features the first application of dynamic soft reduction for
long products in India. The billet/bloom caster is planned to be started-up in late 2018.