Chinese steel producer Nanjing Iron & Steel United Co., Ltd (NISCO) awarded Primetals Technologies
the order to revamp its bloom caster No. 8 at the Steel Plant No. 3 in Nanjing. The caster, supplied by
Primetals Technologies, was originally designed as a five-strand machine and was set up and operated
as a three-strand caster since 2008. The current revamp will encompass the installation of a fourth
strand, enabling the production of an additional bloom format with a rectangular cross section of 320 x
420 millimeters. The revamped caster is scheduled to come on stream in June 2018.