Saarstahl AG decided to invest in a new Continuous Casting Plant
In September 2017, the Supervisory Board of Saarstahl AG decided to invest in a new Continuous Casting Plant, which means a 5-Strand curved Continuous Casting Plant for steel billets. With this plant, Saarstahl is the world’s first operator of this kind of plant with EIC in the casting format 180x180mm. Additionally there is a cooling bed of approx. 100 meters, where the billets with a length of 6 to 13,5m will be cooled equally and without tension.
With this total invest of about 100 Millions EUR, Saarstahl emphasises its leading role in the technology of producing high-quality spring steel, cold headed steel and machining steel.
Saarstahl awarded SMS Concast AG (subsidiary of SMS group Düsseldorf) with the supply, erection and commissioning of the Continuous Caster S1. In turn, SMS Concast awarded DSD Montagetechnik GmbH with the entire equipment erection.
During the period from November 2018 until May 2019, DSD will erect approx. 3.000 to of equipment. The first cast of the plant is scheduled for September 2019.