One of the world’s most modern hot strip mills started operation in May 2021. The new mill for PT. Krakatau Steel (Persero), Tbk. (PTKS) is the second we supplied to the Indonesian steel producer.
We supplied HSM No. 2 as a complete turnkey project under our the consortium leadership and the participation of PTKS subsidiary PT. Krakatau Engineering (PTKE). Beside the supply of the entire process plant equipment for HSM No. 2, further components of the turnkey scope of delivery were all utility systems and auxiliary plants, supplementary buildings and infrastructures.
With the now implemented phase 1 on the HSM 2, PTKS can produce 1.5 million tons of a wide range of high-quality hot strip products with maximum widths up to 1,650 millimeters and final thicknesses of 1.40 millimeters. Overall, we have implemented a very flexible plant concept. As soon as future market demands require an increase in production capacity, the concept allows the gradual upgrade of the capacity up to a final expansion stage with an annual production of 4 million tons of high-quality hot strip with a minimum final thickness of 1.20 millimeters.