SMS Meer received an order from Turkey’s Karabük Demir Celik (Kardemir) for the supply of a special-bar-quality (SBQ) rolling mill for the production of surface-quenched and tempered rebars, straight bars, wire rod and bar in coils. The mill has an annual capacity of 700,000 tons/year in the first phase, allowing for a capacity increase to 1.4 million tons/year in a second phase. The mill, which will allow Kardemir to cost-effectively produce small batches, includes a walking-beam reheat furnace with a capacity of 150 tons/hour. Commissioning is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015.