A new and important milestone has been reached with the successful implementation of VICTURA™ TwinAlloy™ Steel Rolls in the SSAB Hot Strip Mill at Raahe Works.
Through a collaborative effort to reach maximum roll performance and utilization through cutting edge roll technology and roll shop management, Union Electric Åkers and SSAB Raahe used prototype testing and the validation phase to prove that the TwinAlloy Steel concept is here to stay.
“The transparent dialogue and mutual technical exchange with Union Electric Åkers Sales and R&D team has been critical to reach sufficient results. SSAB has set an ambitious target to be a fossil-free steel manufacturer by the year 2045, and better performing rolls will reduce our carbon footprint. I am confident we will continue to be one step ahead of the future in driving productivity, quality and CO2 efficiency improvements through the development projects we are running together with Union Electric Åkers (UEÅ) and other partners,” says Jaakko Korteniemi, Development Engineer at SSAB Raahe.
Image: Peter Hedqvist (UEÅ), Zhi Zang (UEÅ) and Jaakko Korteniemi (SSAB Rahe)