Duferco Steel, located in Brescia, Italy, has commissioned a new medium section rolling mill. This flagship project will focus on core components of digitalization and automation in production and logistics, and on sustainability. This new, ultra-modern rolling mill to be installed in Italy will make Duferco one of the most important centers of steal beam production in Europe.
With the new mill Duferco will be able to reach a yearly output of 1.5 million tons of long products. “Our main goals are to set new standards in customer service, maximize the overall process efficiency and become the best-cost producer in Europe,” says Antonio Gozzi, president of Duferco Italia Holding. “We are committed to making beam production more sustainable, meeting the highest standards in environmental protection and safety.”
SMS is going to supply the complete new medium section mill, including electrics and automation systems up to Level 2. Moreover, a SMS DataFactory will be implemented, combining the information from the product tracking system with all available data in the plant, from the sensor level up to the higher-level automation systems.
The project is scheduled to be implemented during a period of only two years, with commissioning planned for the end of 2022.