Nucor Steel has awarded SMS the contract to supply a complete melt shop for the new facility to be built in Mason County, West Virginia. The scope includes two 190 metric ton direct current electric arc furnaces (DC EAF), two twin ladle furnaces, and two vacuum tank car degasser facilities. The mechanical supply includes several safety-related auxiliaries, the proprietary SMS bottom anode system, two mechanical vacuum pumping systems, and a unique equipment layout designed to minimize crane movements. The electrics & automation supply includes an advanced Level 2 system. All equipment is supplied “digital ready”, for incorporation into a data driven system.
The facility is intended to enable Nucor to expand their portfolio in the automotive market. The vast experience in supplying liquid steel intended for such grades was a determining factor in the selection of SMS group. Project completion is anticipated by 2024 with hot commissioning beginning in the second half of 2024.
Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel and steel products, with operating facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel – in bars, beams, sheet and plate; hollow structural section tubing; electrical conduit; steel racking; steel piling; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; precision castings; steel fasteners; metal building systems; insulated metal panels; 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.