Nucor Steel Berkeley, a sheet-mill division of Nucor, placed an order with Primetals Technologies for an automotive-grade continuous galvanizing line that will be installed at its facility in Huger, S.C. With an annual capacity of approximately 500,000 tons, the line will increase the company’s galvanized production capacity and enable the site to produce advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) and other automotive products. Nucor Steel Berkeley expects to produce the first coil by mid-2025.
Nucor Corp. will build a galvanizing line at Nucor Steel Berkeley in South Carolina to support the company’s strategy to expand its capabilities and grow participation in the automotive market. The $425 million investment will create more than 50 new full-time jobs, and start-up is expected in mid-2025. The galvanizing line will have an annual capacity of approximately 500,000 tons and will be able to produce galvanized steel up to 72 inches wide. Nucor Steel Berkeley also recently announced a five-year, $200 million modernization project that included building an air-separation unit to supply industrial gases for the mill’s steelmaking operations.
Andritz successfully started up a new galvanizing line supplied to Nucor Steel Arkansas in Hickman, Ark. The first galvanized coil was produced on schedule in December 2021. The line has a capacity of 500,000 tons per year and produces high-strength coated products for the automotive industry. Andritz engineered the complete mechanical equipment, supplied electrical and automation equipment, and provided on-site installation and commissioning services.
The Columbus Flat Roll Division of Steel Dynamics Inc. will invest $140 million to add a new continuous hot-dip galvanizing line from Fives at its plant in Columbus, Miss. The line will be capable of producing 400,000 tons per year of unexposed automotive steel grades and specialized steel grades. Fives scope of supply includes a horizontal annealing furnace, hot-dip galvanizing and cooling equipment, inspection, metallurgical assistance for different steel grades, and construction and commissioning assistance.
Andritz received an order from Nucor Steel Arkansas for a hot-dip galvanizing line for its facility in Hickman, Ark. The line will have an annual capacity of approximately 455,000 metric tons and is designed to produce high-strength steel grades, mainly for the automotive industry. Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2021. Andritz’s scope of supply includes the complete hot-dip galvanizing line, particularly a furnace with the latest annealing technology for high-strength steel grades.
International technology group Andritz received an order from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe to supply a hot-dip galvanizing line for the company’s plant in Dortmund, Germany. The new line, which has an annual capacity of 530,000 tons, is designed to produce high-strength steel grades mainly for the automotive industry. Andritz will supply the complete line, including the furnace and mechanical and electrical equipment. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2020.
Steel Dynamics Inc. plans to invest approximately $140 million to add a third galvanizing line at its Columbus Flat Roll Division in Columbus, Miss. The investment will create 45 new jobs. After the planned completion of this new facility, the company will have nine value-added galvanizing lines located throughout the eastern half of the U.S., with a total annual coating capacity of approximately 3.8 million tons. Construction is planned to take place during the next 24 months, with operations expected to begin in 2020.
Nucor’s Board of Directors approved the construction of a galvanizing line at the company’s sheet mill in Arkansas to support growth into a wider and more diverse set of strategic end-market applications. The galvanizing line is a $240 million investment with an annual capacity of approximately 500,000 tons. It is expected to be operational in the first half of 2021. The company is evaluating building additional galvanizing lines at its other sheet mills.