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 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