NLMK Clabecq Modernizing Plate Mill in Belgium
Leading Belgian producer of thin premium steel plates NLMK Clabecq is modernizing its mill thanks to investments of more than EUR 30 million. The first step taken is the installation of three accumulators for the future pump room. The revamping of the rolling mill includes installing a new descaling system and modernizing the four stand finishing mill. The three accumulators dedicated for the new pump room are scheduled to be commissioned in June this year. The assembly will ensure the new descaler operation, which is scheduled to be installed during summer maintenance. The goal of these investments is to strengthen the position of NLMK Clabecq by further enhancing the well-established QUARD® and QUEND® product ranges. These key investments reflect the confidence and commitment of NLMK Group, which has a long-term vision in steel and always aims to develop new products for the benefit of its global customer base.
NLMK Clabecq is the leading Belgian producer of thin premium steel plates. NLMK Clabecq plates have superior surface quality, ideal flatness and tight thickness tolerances of plates thanks to the plant’s extensive technical expertise coupled with a unique combination of equipment, including a reversible quarto mill and a continuous finishing mill with 4 independent stands, a state-of-the-art accelerated cooling system and a quenching and tempering unit. NLMK Clabecq is a major player in the niche markets of thin plates, abrasion resistant steels up to 550 HB (Quard®) and steels with very high yield strength up to 1100 MPa (Quend®) in thicknesses from 3.2 to 64 mm.