Oman: Misco to build new $300m steel mill in Sohar

The new $300m steel complex in Sohar is expected to commence operation in 2018

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Oman-based Moon Iron & Steel Company (Misco) has appointed Germany-based SMS Group to build a new rebar production mini mill at the Sohar Industrial Estate.

The new $300m steel complex is expected to commence operation in 2018, said a statement.

The steel mill, featuring a 140-t AC electric arc furnace, a 140-t ladle furnace, and a five-strand continuous billet caster, will be able to produce 1.2 million tonnes per year of billets, out of which 1.1 million tonnes per year are rolled into rebars from eight to 40 millimetres, it said.

The fully-continuous rolling line will be equipped with 14 stands arranged in horizontal and vertical configuration followed by two high-speed finishing blocks with six “V” type mill stands each, it added.

The roughing and intermediate trains are designed as HL housingless stands. The “V” blocks are specifically designed for highly efficient and productive finish-rolling of rebars up to 50 meters per second. The high-speed delivery system HSD enables to roll material at speeds of 41 meters per second.

Sasikumar Moorkanat, CEO of Misco, said: “Paramount among the requirements were the lowest possible energy consumption as well as minimal emissions."



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