Siemens VAI Metals Technologies received an order from Mexico’s Tyasa to supply a new compact steelmaking plant for its Ixtaczoquitlan site.
Siemens VAI Metals Technologies received an order from Mexico’s
Talleres y Aceros S.A. de C.V. (Tyasa) to supply a new compact steelmaking
plant with a capacity of 1.2 million tons of steel per year for its
Ixtaczoquitlan site. The heart of the plant is a Simetal EAF Quantum electric
arc furnace with a tapping weight of 100 tons. This new furnace design reduces
the specific conversion cost for the electric production of steel by approximately
20%. The project is scheduled to be completed by the middle of 2013.
The project also involves the provision of secondary steelmaking facilities,
which includes a 100-ton double ladle furnace and a 100-ton double vacuum-degassing plant, and a combination continuous caster. The plant will have a
capacity of around 1.2 million tons of killed, low, medium and high-carbon
steels per year. The steel it produces will be cast in a six-strand combination
continuous caster into billets. The new plant will enable Tyasa not only to
increase its production capacity substantially but also to widen its range of
Mexican Steelmaker Orders Compact Steelmaking Plant
February 13, 2012