South Steel Company (Solb, Saudi Arabia) starts trial production of rebar
Last Update: 08/05/2012 13:02:55
Saudi Arabia’s South Steel Company (Solb) has started hot trials of a 500,000-tonne 16-stand rebar mill at its new plant. The company has already started buying semis to cover production requirements until its own electric steelmaking complex (1 mt) is launched, the source says. The commissioning of the steelmaking shop is scheduled for July. The equipment comprising a 140-tonne EAF, a 140-tonne ladle furnace and a five-strand billet conticaster is still being adjusted. All steelmaking facilities were supplied by SMS Concast (Switzerland), while a rolling mill – by SMS Meer (Italy). Further plans of Solb include expansion of its long product capacity to 1 mt by end-2013. The producer has already signed a contract with SMS Meer for supply of a second rolling mill.
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