The cooperation between MMK and SMS on caster No. 6 established a strong team spirit that achieves top plant performance. Together they formed an alliance to which both contribute their respective strengths for joint success.
With regard to costs, the SMS maintenance team realizes a benefit of more than 15% of the life cycle costs in the annual maintenance budget compared to equivalent plants in the MMK group. Therefore in 2014, MMK extended the cooperation on caster No. 6 by three more years.
- Trouble-free operation of the continuous caster No. 6 since April 2012 (a unique milestone under given conditions)
- Ramp-up curve: 33% better than planned
- Plant availability: 86%