Nucor Corporation (Nucor) has awarded a multi-year maintenance contract to SMS group for their new continuous slab casting machine, currently being installed in Nucor’s new heavy-plate mill in Brandenburg, Kentucky.
The primary focus of this maintenance contract will be in maintaining and repairing the continuous caster molds and containment segments. The new casting machine will be one of the largest and most advanced slab casters in the world.
The caster will produce slabs of 200 to 305 millimeter (8 to 12 inch) thickness and up to 3,150 millimeter (124 inch) width. Slab lengths will vary from 2.6 to 15 meters (104 to 600 inch).
Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel and steel products, with operating facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel − in bars, beams, sheet and plate; hollow structural section tubing; electrical conduit; steel piling; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; precision castings; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating; and wire and wire mesh.
Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and hot briquetted iron / direct reduced iron; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap. Nucor is North America’s largest recycler.