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HBIS Laoting 2019 start-up plan


China’s HBIS Laoting is planning to commission a 4.2 million tonnes per year slab production facility in February-March 2019. It will form part of a new steel mill that is under construction in Laoting, Tangshan.

The facility will have two continuous casters, each with the capacity to produce 2.1 million tpy of slab, equipment provider Primetals Technologies said. The two twin-strand continuous casters can cast slabs with a thickness of 230 mm and widths of 900-1,900 mm at a rate of 1.8 metres per minute.

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