Modernized stainless steel continuous caster from Siemens goes on stream at Posco



New technology packages improve slab quality and widen product range
Industrial production in fully automatic mode from day one

Siemens Metals Technologies has modernized and put into operation a single-strand continuous caster at Pohang Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. (Posco) in Pohang, Korea, for production of stainless steel slabs. SSC 2 caster at Stainless Steel Mill 2 was equipped with a number of technology packages from Siemens, enabling Posco to produce a wide range of different and advanced stainless steel grades, and to further enhance the quality of the slabs cast. From day one, the caster produced high-quality slabs in fully automatic mode. At the beginning of October, Siemens received the Final Acceptance Certificate.