SMS Demag received a contract from Maghreb Steel of Morocco to construct an electric X-melt steel plant and single-strand X-cast continuous slab caster. The new facilities – designed for annual production of 1 million metric tons of steel – will supply the plant’s Steckel rolling mill with input stock. The product mix will comprise low- and medium-carbon steels and high-strength, low-alloy steels. Commissioning of the facilities is scheduled for early 2011.

SMS Demag’s scope of supply consists of a 120-metric-ton electric arc furnace, 120-metric-ton ladle furnace, dust-collecting facility and the materials management system for alloying agents. SMS Demag will also supply a single-strand slab caster for the production of 200-mm-thick slabs.