SMS group successfully commissioned an electric steel plant with efficient environmental technology and a single-strand continuous slab caster at PT Gunung in Bekasi, Indonesia. The melt shop, with a 120-ton electric-arc furnace (EAF) and a 120-ton ladle furnace, is designed for an annual production of 1.2 million tons of steel to be cast into slabs on the new continuous caster. The range of charge materials for the EAF includes scrap, HBI (hot briquetted iron) and hot metal. SMS group supplied the complete basic and detail engineering, the mechanical and electrical core components, and the supervision of erection and commissioning.

The continuous caster is designed for the production of slabs with thicknesses of 220 and 250 mm (8.7 and 9.8 inches) and widths from 800 to 2,100 mm (31.5 to 82.7 inches). The range of grades produced will comprise structural steels as well as pipe and heavy-plate grades. The continuous caster is equipped with modules from SMS group’s ISC (intelligent slab casting) package, which ensure optimal plant productivity and slab quality.