STEEL DYNAMICS INC. – A new dimension
In autumn 2021, the new flat steel complex of Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) will start operation. 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.
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The next milestone: Installation of the mill housings for the CSP® Nexus plant.
"If the customer cannot get to the test field, the test field comes to the customer"
The project is moving ahead: Plant equipment arrives on site and the foundation works are in full swing.
Integration test of the automation system goes on with PL/TCM, Skin Pass Mill and Continuous Galvanizing Line.
The integration test of the automation system starts with the CSP® caster of SDI.
In May 2020, the housings of SDI’s cold rolling mill arrive at the Sinton site.
Infrastructure works are in full swing and first foundations for the production units are laid.
Quality determining key components are manufactured in the SMS group workshops in Germany.
Representatives of Steel Dynamics Inc. come to SMS group to discuss project details of the recently signed contract.