New wire rod line passes hot run test at Rizhao Steel
A subsidiary of Beijing-based China Metallurgical Group Corporation has completed a successful hot-run test of a new high-speed wire rod line, the final leg of a three-part project that each represents annual capacity of 700,000 metric tons.
Citing Steel Orbis, Steel Guru reports that with the positive results, the subsidiary, Rizhao Steel, will have total annual capacity of 2.1 million metric tons of wire rod. The new line, it said, will mainly produce 5.5-20 mm wire rod with a smooth surface and 6-16 mm threaded wire rod. The final wire rod line was provided by MCC Tiangong Construction Group, which began production of the latest line at the state-owned company in Yingkou in Liaoning Province last November.