Meishan Steel’s 4 million mt expansion project to be completed in May
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According to Chinese steel giant Baosteel Group, hot commissioning has commenced for its Shanghai-based subsidiary Meishan Steel's No. 3 continuous casting project.
The project in question belongs to the second phase of Meishan Steel's expansion plan, on which work started in March 2010. The overall expansion project includes a raw material port with three bulk cargo berths, two coke ovens, one sintering machine, one blast furnace, two converters, two continuous slab casters and one hot rolling line. Upon completion, Meishan Steel's annual output capacity will increase by 4 million mt.
Currently, Meishan Steel's 4,070 m3 blast furnace No. 5 is expected to be commissioned by April 25. Its designed annual output capacity of pig iron is 3.27 million mt. Meanwhile, the two continuous slab casters are to start production in May, with a total output capacity of 4.1 million mt per year.
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