Miory Steel launched its new integrated and expandable production complex in northern Belarus by producing steel with its new reversing cold rolling mill (RCM) in August. The plant is the first in Belarus to produce tinplate.
The facility’s rolling and strip processing lines as well as the electrical and automation systems were installed by the SMS Group. The site has a total planned capacity planned of 240,000mt with a first stage installation of 63pc or 150,000mt focusing on tinplate grades T1, T2, T3, DR7, and DR8.
According to a press release from the SMS Group, the design allows the rolling mill to be operated with slim work rolls of a minimum diameter of 260mm. The mill is operating with SMS’s continuously variable crown (CVC) technology in phase one but can be converted to a compact cold mill (CCM) to enable the second phase capacity increase.
Most of the production from this plant is targeted for the CIS, Russian, and European markets. Miory Steel is advertising its new capabilities in electrolytic tinning and cold-rolled sheet production through a tie-up with the McLaren Racing team.