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Continuous bloom caster modernized by Primetals Technologies receives FAC from Zenith Steel, China

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In November, Chinese steel producer Changzhou Zhongtian Iron & Steel (Zenith Steel) awarded the final

acceptance certificate (FAC) for a continuous bloom casting machine modernized by Primetals

Technologies. The caster has an annual production of around 1.3 million metric tons of blooms with both

round and square cross-sections. The objective of the modernization was to be able to cast an additional

blank format with a rectangular cross-section of 280 x 320 millimeters. The blooms are then further

processed into round bars in the company's own rolling mill, which has been specially adapted for this

purpose.