Pakistan’s Amreli steels has expanded its rebars capacity by 400,000mt. With the installation of a new bar mill, the company’s annual rebar production capacity has tripled to 600,000mt from 200,000mt earlier.
The new mill will cater to the rising demand for quality rebar from the country’s construction sector. The mill supplied by London-based Primetal technologies can roll about 75mt of steel per hour at a speed of 13m per second. It operates billets with a 150 x 150mm square-cross section, 12m in length, and 2,080kg in weight. The diameters of the output vary from 8 to 40mm. The productivity of the plant is enhanced to the core by rolling bars with diameters ranging from 8 to 10mm in four-slit mode and diameters ranging from 12 to 14mm in two-slit mode.
The supply from Primetal also consists of hot cropping and emergency shears, availability of heat-treatment Pomini Quenching System (PQS) downstream of the last stand of the finishing mill, a pinch roll, and hot dividing shear ahead of the cooling bed. An old dividing sheer and machines to count, bundle, weigh and label the bar is the next activity.
Amreli steels has also initiated the commercial operation of a greenfield renewable 4.43MWp PV solar power plant at its production facility at Dhabeji. This is going to be the largest renewable energy project in the steel sector of the country. The power plant is expected to decrease annual emissions by around 4,500,000kg of CO2 equivalent.