Salzgitter Flachstahl Constructing New Hot-Dip Galvanizing 3
In June 2019, Salzgitter Flachstahl began building Hot-Dip Galvanizing 3 at the Salzgitter location, one of the largest single investments in the past ten years. The project partner as a plant manufacturer is the SMS Group from Düsseldorf. Kümper + Schwarze and Max Kroker have the foundations and the process hall was built by Donges SteelTec. With an annual capacity of 500,000 tonnes, the new production facility complements the two existing hot-dip galvanizing plants at Salzgitter Flachstahl. The new plant will produce hot dip galvanized sheet metal with thicknesses between 0.7 and 2.5 millimeters and widths between 900 and 1,700 millimeters.
After the construction of the process hall and the switching houses had progressed well, the company SMS started to build the actual plant at the beginning of June. Parts of the furnace, the belt storage and engine parts have already been delivered to Salzgitter. The tanks for pre-cleaning were installed as the first parts.
Hot-dip galvanizing 3 will start operating in 2022. The aim is to produce high-strength steel grades for body and chassis applications, which play an important role in lightweight automotive construction and vehicle safety.
The innovations of the system are preferably to be found in the technologically relevant units in the furnace area. The spectrum of materials will range from ultra-high-strength dual-phase steels to complex-phase steels and 3rd generation Advanced High Strength Steel. The configuration of the entire system also offers the structural and technical prerequisites for implementing further innovative material concepts.