JFE Steel Starts Slab Caster at West Japan Works in Kurashiki
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JFE Steel Starts Slab Caster at West Japan Works in Kurashiki

JFE Steel held the operation ceremony of the 7th continuous casting facility on June 16th at West Japan Works in Kurashiki Ward. Continuous casting

JFE Steel held the operation ceremony of the 7th continuous casting facility on June 16th at West Japan Works in Kurashiki Ward. Continuous casting equipment is equipment that continuously hardens refined steel and manufactures steel pieces. With the equipment that started operation this time, large-section slabs can be cast with high efficiency, and the latest control mechanism can significantly improve the surface and internal quality of the slab.

Start of construction: November 2017

Completion : June 2021

Investment amount: 53 billion yen

Production capacity: 2 million tonnes per year

Product type: Thick plate, thin plate

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