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Primetals Technologies to supply two continuous slab casters to the new HBIS Laoting plant

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Chinese steel producer HBIS Laoting Steel Co. Ltd. has ordered two new, twin-strand continuous slab

casters from Primetals Technologies. The casting plants have a combined capacity of 4.2 million metric

tons of slabs per annum and will form part of a new production facility for high-quality steels being built in

the Laoting district in the south east of the autonomous city of Tangshan. Potentially hazardous tasks will

be handled by LiquiRob casting platform robots. The two continuous slab casters are scheduled for

commissioning in February and March 2019.