Danieli has been selected to supply equipment for Nucor’s new greenfield plate steel mill in Brandenburg, Ky. Danieli will supply an electric-arc furnace (EAF) melt shop and plate/steckel mill, as well as an electrical and automation package provided by Danieli Automation. The EAF will be equipped with all modern mechatronic devices to improve its performance and safety. Danieli will also supply secondary metallurgy equipment, including a twin-station LMF and a twin-station VTD equipped with mechanical pumps. Both units will include with the latest automation and process models to ensure precise chemistry and temperature control.
As reported by Industrial Heating in March, Nucor will invest approximately $1.35 billion to build the mill, which will be capable of producing 1.2 million net tons per year of steel plate products. The selected location on the Ohio River will give Nucor logistical advantages in the heart of the largest steel-plate-consuming region in the U.S. Nucor currently operates plate mills in North Carolina, Alabama and Texas.