After the successful commissioning of a new melt shop and caster supplied by SMS group in 2012, El Marakby Steel, based in 6th of October City, Egypt has awarded the same technology vendor an order for a new rolling mill capable of producing bar and wire rod. The new mini mill will be designed for the manufacture of straight rebars and wire rod coils, and will enable El Marakby to expand its product portfolio and meet increased domestic demand.
El Marakby’s mill will be designed to produce at a capacity of 400,000 tons per year, taking advantage of a hot connection with the existing caster. Starting with square 130 mm billets, and heated to temperature by a 70 ton per hour modern pusher furnace, the mill will be able to produce rebars from 10 to 32 mm and wire rod coils from 5.5 to 12 mm.
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