Evraz North America is building a new rolling mill for the production of 100-metre-long premium quality rails.

The new mill, in Pueblo, Colorado, is claimed to be the most modern railing rolling mill in North America with a production capacity of 670kt (short tons). The mill’s product range will include flat-bottom rails and thick-web rails up to 88kg per metre for heavy haul and high-speed railways.

All rails produced on the new equipment will be manufactured to AREMA specifications in customised grades, with hardness up to 425 BHN.

Italian plant builder Danieli has been contracted to carry out the work and will supply a Danieli Automation control system based on L1 and L2 with dedicated PLCs and HMI.