Aluminium plant opens in Kizad

Ducab Aluminium Company (DAC) has opened a Dh220m aluminium plant in Kizad with plans to export 75% of its output to overseas markets.

A joint venture between Abu Dhabi-based Senaat (40%) and DAC (60%), the manufacturing facility was inaugurated by Shaikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court at Khalifa Industrial Zone of Abu Dhabi (Kizad). The company will manufacture 50,000 tonnes of aluminium rods and conductors per annum once it reaches its full capacity. Emirates Global Aluminium will supply molten aluminium to manufacture products at the facility.
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NISCO invests in billet-casting machine

The National Iranian Steel Company (NISCO), which belongs to the state-owned Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organisation (IMIDRO), has ordered a six-strand billet casting machine from SMS Concast AG, a company of SMS Group. The plant will be part of a newly built EAF-based meltshop and designed for an annual capacity of more than 800,000 tons of billets.

The new steel complex built in Miyaneh is expected to serve as a basis for the industrial development of the province. NISCO’s new six-strand Concast Convex CCS casting machine will produce billets of low-, medium- and high-carbon steels, among others, for rebar production. Capability includes a casting radius of 9 m and the production of billets of 130, 150 and 200 mm square in lengths ranging between 6 and 12 m. Depending on the steel grades and casting mode (open or submerged), casting speed will vary between 4.5 and 1.5 m/min.
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