Celsa Group has selected Russula to supply a new rolling mill that will be installed in its Celsa France Boucau-Tarnos steelworks near the Bayonne area in Southern France. The new rolling mill will feature Russula’s latest technological developments in mechanical equipment design, automation and process digitalization.
The rolling mill has a design capacity of 600,000 tpy, and will serve to vertically integrate the existing meltshop production at the Celsa France steelworks. The mill will produce different steel grades according to European standards.
The new mill will be fed with hot billets directly from the casting, which will optimize the energy costs of transformation. It will be outfitted with a walking beam reheat furnace, RCS Housingless stands in the continuous roughing and intermediate mills, and a pre-finishing mill with 3 mini-blocks. The finishing mill will be equipped with a 10 pass compact block, water-controlled cooling, a new generation laying head to form the coils onto a cooling conveyor. Once the coil is formed, it will be further cooled and transported by a system of vertical pallets and horizontal hooks to the compactor and tying area, where it will be ready for storage and shipment.
Russula will apply all of its experience and technology to provide Celsa with a wire rod mill that is at the forefront of process digitalization, automation, production management and the standards and tools of Industry 4.0. The new rolling mill will have all the latest advances developed by Russula focused on maximizing production and reducing processing costs.
Russula is responsible for the design and the complete execution of the project under a turn-key contract. The commissioning of the new mill will take place within a 20 month time frame. Within the Russula scope of supply is the general design of the plant, warehouses, main and auxiliary technological equipment, civil construction, assembly and commissioning support.
With the addition of the new wire rod mill, the Boucau-Tarnos steelworks will become a fully integrated steel complex, the largest of its kind in Southern France. Once the mill is fully operational, Celsa Group will be able to offer a full range of finished steel products to customers in the France and Benelux markets.
About Celsa Group
Celsa Group is the leading Spanish and second largest long steel producer in Europe. Currently, the Group recycles eight million tons of ferrous scrap per year. The company employees more than 9,400 employees worldwide in industrial facilities in Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.