Steel Dynamics, Inc.Highlight Projects
In May 2021, the new flat steel complex of Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) will start operation – less than two years after contract signing. In Sinton, Texas (USA), SDI will produce 2.7 million metric tons of high-quality flat steel per year and the town will become the gateway of SDI for the markets of South-Western USA and Mexico.
But how does such a big project come into reality? The answer is: team work. Both within the SMS group as well as with suppliers and of course with the customer: SDI. Stay with us and follow the project from ground-breaking to the development of the site, the equipment design and manufacturing, the delivery to the US, the commissioning phase to the start of production.
With an annual capacity of 2.7 million ton (3 million short tons) of steel the plant's productivity is setting new standards. SDI intends to sell the products in the rapidly expanding markets of high-strength steel tubes, multi-phase steels for vehicle construction and structural steels for various applications.
For the complete technological part of the new plant complex, the X-Pact® electrical and automation systems included in the supply scope are an important factor. They assure that productivity, production flexibility and quality of the final products will meet actual and future requirements.
The applied concept and equipment provide a solid foundation for the digitalization of the plants and processes and for future-oriented extensions and applications. Diagnosis and visualization concepts will be used in the entire plant. They assure and sustain effective and preventive maintenance activities.
Representatives of Steel Dynamics Inc. come to SMS group to discuss project details of the recently signed contract.
Shortly after the contracts for the mega project in Texas had been signed, a high-ranking delegation of Steel Dynamics Inc. visits the German SMS group locations. The delegation stays several days at each location to discuss details of the project.
Quality determining key components of the new SDI complex are manufactured in the SMS group workshops in Germany.
The inhouse production of quality determining components shows the manufacturing expertise of SMS group. In its workshops, SMS group machines the mill stands, assembles the down coilers, manufactures gears and spindles and many more components.
During a project meeting, the teams of Steel Dynamics Inc. and SMS group visit the site of the new complex in Sinton, Texas.
In the last months, the site of the new flat steel complex has been cleared and prepared for the megaproject. Now, infrastructure works are in full swing and first foundations for the production units are laid.
Steel dynamics, Inc. has awarded SMS group an order covering the supply of a complete steel production line for its Sinton loction in the state of Texas.
Glenn Pushis, Senior Vice President - Special projects, Steel Dynamics Inc.