20 June 2016

AIC & Primetals Technologies to supply bar rolling mill to Capitol Steel in the Philippines

Primetals Technologies, in cooperation withAutomazioni Industriali Capitanio S.r.l. (AIC), has received an order from Capitol Steel Corporation (Capitol Steel)to supply a new bar rolling mill for its plant in Quezon City, Philippines.

The rolling mill will produce around 500,000 metric tons of reinforcing steel (rebars) per annum with diameters ranging from 8 to 50 millimeters. Diameters up to 12 millimeters will be rolled in multi-slit mode. Commissioning is scheduled to start in the second half of 2017. The bar rolling mill is already designed to be able to produce in the future plain rounds and merchant bars.

Founded in 1974, Capitol Steel Corporation already runs a bar rolling mill in Quezon City near Manila, which has a capacity of around 200,000 metric tons per annum. The new bar rolling mill will enable Capitol Steel to considerably increase its capacity for supplying the presently booming construction industry in the Philippines.
The starting material for the bar rolling mill will comprise 6 and 12 meter long billets of carbon steel with square cross-sections ranging from 120 x 120 to 160 x 160 millimeters, which will be processed into rebars with diameters ranging from 8 to 50 millimeters. In order to increase the productivity of the plant, bars with diameters between 10 and 12 millimeters will be rolled in two-slit mode, and those with diameter 8 millimeters in three-slit mode.

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