First step in modernizing NLMK Clabecq mill
NLMK Clabecq, the leading Belgian producer of thin premium steel plates, is modernizing its mill thanks to investments of more than 30 M€. 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.
About NLMK Clabecq
NLMK Clabecq is the leading Belgian producer of thin premium steel plates and a company of NLMK Group. Customers of NLMK Clabecq enjoy 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 (Q&T).
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. These brands are especially popular with manufacturers of construction equipment and mining machinery. Equipment made with Quard® and Quend® is more fuel-efficient and durable thanks to lighter structure, more wear-resistant and stronger steel. For more information, please visit Q&T website.
About NLMK Group
NLMK Group is the largest steelmaker in Russia and one of the most efficient in the world.
NLMK Group’s steel products are used in various industries, from construction and machine building to the manufacturing of power-generation equipment and offshore wind turbines.
NLMK operates production facilities in Russia, Europe and the United States. The Company’s steel production capacity exceeds 17 million tonnes per year. NLMK has the most competitive cash cost among global manufacturers and one of the highest profitability levels in the industry.
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