Abinsk Electric Steel Works commissions two roughing stands
Abinsk Electric Steel Works from the Krasnodar Region, Russia, has successfully commissioned an expansion of its high-speed rebar rolling mill supplied by SMS Meer, Germany. The two new roughing stands will enable Abinsk to roll larger square billets than to date. This will enhance the company’s competitiveness on the local market.
Until now Abinsk has fed its rolling mill with 130-millimeter square billets purchased from other suppliers. The two new roughing stands from SMS Meer will allow 150-millimeter square billets to be rolled which are produced in Abinsk’s own new steel plant.
Furthermore, the two new stands will increase the rolling mill’s productivity by 2 to 3 percent for 8- to 10-millimeter rebars.
Abinsk’s high-speed rebar rolling mill was supplied and commis-sioned by SMS Meer in 2011. It operates at a rolling speed of 40 meters per second, allowing a rolling production of more than 550,000 tons per year, thereby exceeding the agreed nominal capacity by 10 percent.
SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.