Yongfeng Lingang Co., Ltd, China has successfully started production on the two eight-strand high-speed billet casters delivered by SMS Concast. The new casters have been installed in the newly built basic oxygen furnace (BOF) steelmaking plant by Yongfeng Lingang in Linyi City and reach a capacity of approximately 2.6 million tons per year.
While the first caster is producing on eight strands, the second one is equipped with seven strands, but prepared for the addition of an eighth strand in the future. Both machines cast billets of 165 millimeters square in a range of low-carbon and cold-heading steels. The production of SBQ (special bar quality) such as spring and bearing steels, is planned for the future.