The Russian Novorossiysk Rolling Plant LLC has awarded Italian plant builder Danieli with an order for a new wire rod mill plant, to be installed in Shakhty in the Rostov Region of Russia.

The 600kt/yr plant will be erected on a green field site and produce coils, as smooth rounds, from 5.5mm to 16mm diameter as well as 6mm to 12mm diameter hot/quenched rebar.

The mill will also produce low-medium carbon steel. Plenty of room has been allowed for future expansion.

Danieli claims that it will supply its modern and consolidated technology, to ensure fast production ramp-up.

The mill mainly consists of 16 SHS housingless stands plus two ESS energy- saving cantilever stands in finishing positions 17 and 18, a 10-pass finishing block, and an advanced water-cooled line and oil-film bearing laying head equipped with a double-pipe rotor.

A 100m long cooling conveyor with electro fans and thermal hoods will ensure proper material mechanical proprieties, claims Danieli, ahead of a SundBirsta coil-handling system SUNDCO V-H.

A 120 tonnes/hr Danieli Centro Combustion walking-beam re-heating furnace will deliver the billets to the mill at the right temperature for rolling, it is claimed, and the new line will be controlled and powered by Danieli Automation devices and control systems.

Plant start-up is scheduled for the beginning of 2023.