17.06.2021. Nucor-JFE Steel Mexico has granted SMS group the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for the new continuous galvanising line built in Silao, Mexico. SMS group supplied the plant and was responsible for engineering and technology as well as electrical and automation systems.
High-strength steels for the automotive industry
The hot-dip galvanising line is designed for 400,000 t/a of hot and cold rolled steel strips, most notably deep-drawing grades and high-strength steels for the automotive industry, including modern dual-phase steels. Also included in the supply scope is a recoiling and inspection line.
The cleaning section consists of efficient vertical electrolytic cleaning and rinsing cells and horizontal brushing machines. Drever International’s advanced furnace technology allows economical production of high-strength material. The furnace comprises a powerful rapid gas jet cooling system which offers upgrade possibilities. The skin pass mill ensures optimised surface roughness and slight elongation.
Nucor-JFE Steel Mexico
Nucor-JFE Steel Mexico is a 50-50 joint venture of Nucor, USA, and JFE Steel, Japan, which operates the plant in central Mexico to supply that region’s automotive market.
(Source: SMS group)