Chinese Jianlong Group’s Malaysian unit Eastern Steel has contracted Danieli for the supply of a technologically advanced slab caster to serve the country with high-quality products, which are currently imported. To be installed in Chukai in Terengganu in West Malaysia, the new 9 meters radius vertical-curved caster having a 37 meters metallurgical length is being designed now. It will reach casting speeds of up to 2.5 meters per minute for 200 mm-thick slabs in widths ranging between 700 and 1,300 mm, for annual productivity of 1.6 million tonnes. The startup of the new slab caster is planned by early 2023.The slab caster 2 will process a wide range of steel grades, including low-carbon grades for automotive applications, API for pipelines, high-strength/low-alloy steel and weather-resistant grades. The production of such a wide range of slabs will be made possible thanks to an advanced Danieli Automation process control system, iterating with the Danieli 3Q technological package suite, including Q-Map, Q-Width, Q-LevelPlus, Q-Cool, Q-Core and Q-Pulse.The mold also will be equipped with Danieli Rotelec Multi-Mode Electromagnetic Stirrer MM-EMS to meet the optimal surface and sub-surface slab quality demanded by final applications.