Primetals to supply Arvedi ESP line to US Steel

Monday, 20 May 2019 14:33:14 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul

UK-based plantmaker Primetals Technologies has announced that it will supply an Arvedi ESP (Endless Strip Production) line to United States Steel Corporation (US Steel) for its Edgar Thomson Plant at its Braddock, Pennsylvania production location.

This will be the first ESP line to be constructed in the US. The casting-rolling plant has a rated capacity of 2.5 million mt of high-quality, ultra-thin strip. Primetals said that with a maximum strip width of 1,956 mm, it will be the widest ESP line ever built. The Arvedi ESP line is designed to produce strip with thickness between 0.8 mm and 6 mm in a width range from 965 mm to 1,956 mm.

With this investment, Mon Valley Works will become the principal source of substrate for the production of the company’s industry-leading XG3™ Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) that assists automotive customers in meeting fuel efficiency standards. This project, in addition to producing sustainable AHSS, will improve environmental performance, energy conservation and reduce the carbon footprint associated with Mon Valley Works. First coil production is expected in 2022, contingent upon permitting and construction.

The facility operates two blast furnaces, two BOF converters, vacuum degassing and ladle metallurgy facilities and a dual-strand continuous slab caster. Slabs are further processed in another facility of Mon Valley Works.


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