China Steel Corporation (CSC), located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, commissioned Germany’s SMS Mevac, Germany to supply a 270-ton twin ladle furnace. The scope comprises engineering, supply, supervision of installation and training. The furnace has an annual capacity of 1.94 million tons is intended for the No. 2 BOF steelmaking plant. Commissioning is scheduled for March 2013. CSC currently operates five RH plants as well as one ladle furnace for liquid steel treatment.           

CSC is planning to invest $486 million to open a new production line for motor-use electrical sheet steel in Kaohsiung. Taiwan's largest steelmaker initiated the investment project in anticipation of a surge in demand for electric-powered vehicles and wind power. The planned line will produce 150,000-200,000 tons of electrical sheet steel per year. Construction of the new factory, which is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs, is scheduled to be completed in 2013.