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The steel mill can produce up to 1.5 million tpy wire rod with the two single-strand lines, German specialist steelmaking equipment manufacturer SMS Meer, which provided the new machinery, said on Tuesday March 18.
Gaoyi Steel already had a wire rod mill in operation also installed by SMS Meer.
The new lines, which include an eight-stand wire rod block, can produce wire rod dimensions of between 6.5 millimeters to 16 millimeters and roll at a speed of 105 metres per second.
Gaoyi Steel has capacity to produce 2 million tonnes of wire rod annually, according to information on the mill’s website.
Central China’s Gaoyi Steel has commissioned two wire rod production lines at its plant in Xijiang, Shanxi province.