Italian steelmaker Duferco has placed an order for a new medium section rolling mill in Italy to expand the company’s steel beams’ production.
The new mill will be supplied by the SMS Group, boosting Duferco’s steel production to 1.5mn mt per year, compared with the current 900,000mt annually. The plant will have level-two automation and use artificial intelligence to digitalize the production process. Duferco has also signed a renewable energy power agreement for the facility.
The installation of the mill equipment is expected to be completed and commissioned by late 2022. Apart from this project, Duferco operates nine production plants across Europe.