To expand capacity in high-end automotive grades, Beiman Special Steel Co., Ltd. has signed a contract with Primetals Technologies for a high-speed wire rod mill to be built in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Province, China. This is the second mill Beiman Special Steel has purchased from Primetals Technologies. The company, which produces special grades steel, previously bought a Pomini medium bar mill. Start-up is expected in mid-2019.
The single-strand high-speed wire rod mill will enable Beiman Special Steel to compete with high-end suppliers in China and Asia. The mill will include a high-speed rod outlet with a prefinishing mill, Morgan No-Twist Mill, Morgan Reducing/Sizing Mill, Morgan Intelligent Pinch Roll and Morgan High-Speed Laying Head, Morgan Stelmor cooling conveyor, patented stepless reform and vertical coil handling system. The plant, which will feature high-end grades and RSM technology, will have an annual capacity of 500,000 tons. The mill is designed for output speeds of 115 meters per second.
Beiman Special Steel smelts, rolls and processes steel. Founded in 1952 as China’s first special steel mill, it is headquartered in Qiqihar. Beiman Special Steel is a subsidiary of state-owned steelmaker Dongbei Special Steel Co., Ltd.