Bangladesh’s Bashundhara Group ordered from Danieli a MIDA endless-casting rolling minimill to produce 1 million tonne per annum of rebar and wire rod for the local market. To be installed at Bashundhara industrial park in Mirsarai, nearby Chittagiong in Bangladesh, it will be most productive single strand minimill for long products in the world. Danieli MIDA endless casting rolling minimills are the most energy-efficient, green and competitive plants to produce long products thanks to patented Digimelter and QLP-DUE Danieli Universal Endless technologies. Scrap will be continuously melted by a 100 tonne Digimelter, which will operate at a productivity of 150 tonnes per hour. Featuring a Q-One power unit, Q-Melt intelligent controller and ECS continuous scrap charging, Digimelter runs the melting processes automatically, in a stable and adaptive way, with minimal impact on the electric network. The single strand FastCastPlus machine equipped with high performance FCC oscillator and the newly patented Octocaster mould will deliver endless billets to the mill at casting speeds exceeding 7 meters per minute.
The rolling mill consisting of 20 AC-driven housing less stands in H and V configuration feeds two lines for bars in bundles and wire rod, which include two 6-pass pre-finishing plus one 4 pass finishing blocks, QTB and QTR quenching lines.
Danieli Automation equipment and process control systems will guarantee a continuous and reliable production of the technology areas together.
The start up of the new Green Steel MIDA minimill is expected by early 2023.