TISCO–Fives supply silicon steel to meet demanding apps

11 June 2020

China’s stainless steel producer, Taiyuan Iron and Steel (Group) Co. (TISCO), has entrusted Fives with the design and supply of two new silicon steel lines for very demanding applications.

TISCO decided to invest in the production of grain-oriented (GO) silicon steel grades with high permeability (HiB) to meet local market demands for electric generators and transformers. TISCO trusted Fives to deliver on this highly challenging project.

Fives was chosen to design, supply and commission two complete lines, namely: decarburizing and coating line (DCL) and flattening and coating line (FCL), each with 80,000 tons of annual capacity. The lines will process steel with less than 3.5% of silicon content, with strip thickness between 0.15-0.5 mm at the full strip width of 1,280 mm.

The project, which is scheduled for completion in the H2 of 2021.

This contract marks the continuation of a long-running, strong relationship between Fives and TISCO.