Mexico’s Frisa, a leading producer of rolled rings and open-die forgings, awarded Austria’s INTECO with an order to supply a special steel plant. The new facility will include an electric-arc furnace (EAF), a ladle furnace, a vacuum degassing plant, a material-handling system and an ingot casting area. Both the EAF and ladle furnace will be operated with the INTECO’s automation electrode control, ISEC, which provides high energy efficiency as well as simple configuration and handling. Start-up for the new plant is scheduled for the beginning of 2016.

In other news, INTECO also recently announced a contract for a 30-ton electroslag remelting (ESR) plant signed with Uddeholms AB of Sweden, a producer of ESR remelted tool steel. The ESR will be operated at a maximum pressure of 3 bars and will be capable of remelting ingots with a maximum diameter of 1,250 mm and a weight of approximately 30 tons. It will feature protective gas operation and a completely updated control system.