Optimus Steel Inc has selected Danieli to modernize the complete rolling process for its 1 million ton per year minimill producing special steel wirerod in Vidor in Texas in USA. Two HSS High-Speed Shears for automatic cropping will be installed after the wire rod blocks on each of the two rolling strands to perform consistently at finishing speeds up to 115 meters per second. Two Danieli oil-film bearing laying heads equipped with patented, double-pipe rotor technology will guarantee 5-6 times longer pipe life compared to conventional solutions. A new coil-finishing area will include the Sund Birsta technology, in which all coils are processed first along the vertical trestle line and then through a C-hook conveyor equipped with a trimming station, horizontal compactor and unloading system. Full rolling mill modernization is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Other improvements will be made to upgrade the minimill’s water treatment plant and to supply a new one to guarantee higher environmental standards and comply with local requirements. A complete electrical and automation package for all technology will be delivered by Danieli Automation.