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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