Italian steelmaker Pittini Group has selected Danieli to upgrade its steel wire rod mill in Verona, Italy.
Danieli will use hot charging of billet used to feed the wire production line and install a high-speed underground roller table, which, in turn, will save the energy used to reheat the steel during processing. The upgrade will reduce Pittini’s production costs as well as carbon dioxide emissions, the contractor indicated. The Italian company will also upgrade its heating control system of the walking-beam furnace to manage hot-charged production.
Pittini’s Verona steel wire rod mill has an annual production capacity of 750,000mt and produces 5.5-25mm wire rods and 6-18mm rebar at a speed of 100m/sec. The facility’s equipment such as the caster, reheating furnace, and the rolling mill were supplied to Pittini by Danieli in 2018. A timeframe for the latest upgrade was not provided.