Hejin Hongda Special Steel Co. Ltd., based in Shanxi, China, has placed an order with SMS group for the supply of a high-speed outlet for wire rod in quality steel grades.
The central element of the 700,000 ton-per-year line will be a ten-stand wire rod block of proven, highly reliable SMS group design. The range of rolled products will include wire rod in diameters from 5.5 to 20 millimeters and rebar in diameters from 6 to 14 millimeters finish-rolled at speeds of up to 105 meters per second.
In addition to the wire rod block, SMS group will supply the shear group ahead of the block and the loop layer complete with a pinch roll unit.
Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for summer 2018.
SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. It has some 13,500 employees who generate worldwide sales of more than EUR 3 billion. The sole owner of the holding company SMS GmbH is the Familie Weiss Foundation.