EVRAZ to Set Up HSM at EVRAZ ZSMK Kemerov Region
EVRAZ and the government of Kemerovo Region, home to the Kuzbass coal basin in Russia, signed an agreement for cooperation in setting up a new casting and rolling mill at EVRAZ ZSMK. This investment project will expand the plant’s product range with high-value-added products, providing diverse flat-rolled products to Russian and international consumers. The CRM’s scheduled annual capacity is 2.5 million tonnes of hot-rolled flat steel. It will be based on an endless hot rolling technology QSP-DUE, enabling production of 0.8 to 16 mm thick hot-rolled coil with a unique surface finish and minimum geometric tolerances. Investments into this project are estimated at USD 650 million with the launch scheduled for 2025. The project will create over 350 new jobs at EVRAZ ZSMK.
EVRAZ has ordered from Danieli an innovative QSP-DUE, Danieli Universal Endless, plant in February 2020. Danieli QSP-DUE technology features an innovative and patented layout configuration, which allows in a single thin-slab casting and rolling production line all the winning features that up to now have been developed using either coil-to-coil, semi-endless or endless rolling modes in separate rolling mills, while eliminating the limiting factors of each one of them, thereby allowing the plant operator to reach all the production niches of the flat-products market by applying the process that is best suited to each steel grade and product.
The QSP-DUE plant of EVRAZ will be designed for a total capacity of 2,500,000 tpy of hot rolled coils for strip from 0.80 to 16.0 mm thick and and 950 to 1,700 mm wide. The vertical-curved thin-slab caster features a 5.5 m main radius, designed to operate with a slab thickness range from 100 mm to 123 mm, thanks to the application of dynamic soft reduction, and with a maximum casting speed of 6 m/min, depending on the steel grade.
The tunnel furnace, supplied by Danieli Centro Combustion, will provide a fundamental buffer function that increases flexibility technology casting-to-rolling and provides the possibility of performing work-roll changing as a background task, without affecting the operation of caster and melt shop
The new casting and rolling mill at EVRAZ ZSMK will enable deliveries of quality hot-rolled flats to the domestic consumers in Urals, Siberia, and Far East and to the international markets. Importantly, the project is environment-friendly: the endless hot rolling technology will ensure maximum energy efficiency and minimum GHG emissions per ton of rolled products as compared to other flat rolling technologies
RUB 51 billion in federal allocations will be complemented by investments from private companies, who see us as reliable partners.