NYS selects SMS group for upgrade of Rolling Mill 2
05 February 2019
Nucor-Yamato Steel Company has selected SMS group for the replacement and upgrade of rolling equipment at their heavy section mill in Blytheville, Arkansas, USA. NYS is comprised of two rolling facilities commonly referred to as Mill 1 and Mill 2, capable of producing an annual capacity of 2.4 MT of finished product. SMS group will upgrade Mill 2, which produces large wide flange and H-pile sections. The core of the upgrade is the substitution of the UR-E and UF stands with a modern tandem-reversing mill type CCS 1500.
SMS group will supply the mechanical equipment and the mill control automation. The start-up of the new tandem reversing mill is planned for the H2 2020.
SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. It has some 14,000 employees who generate worldwide sales of about EUR 3B. The sole owner of the holding company SMS GmbH is the Familie Weiss Foundation.