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Primetals Technologies receives FACs for four continuous casters from Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Co.

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Within a period of three days in early June, Primetals Technologies commissioned three continuous

casters for the Vietnamese Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation, a subsidiary of the Taiwanese steel

producer Formosa Plastic Group. All three casters started in fully automated mode with an automatic

start of casting and Level 2 functions. The order covered two slab casters and one six-strand bloom

caster ordered by Formosa Heavy Industries from Primetals Technologies at the end of 2012. The

casters were installed in the new steelworks complex in Vung Anh Economic Zone, Central Vietnam, the

largest greenfield project worldwide in recent years. The eight-strand billet caster ordered at the same

time entered service two months later when the liquid steel production was fully up to speed. The final

acceptance certificates for the casters have been issued in October and November.