No. 3 continuous casting line:
Following completion of its new single strand casting line, Salzgitter Flachstahl now has three slab casting lines at its disposal. With the No. 3 line now in operation, production can be expanded and output at the upstream plants can be more evenly balanced.
Third continuous casting plant in Salzgitter built in record time
Shortly after 4 p.m. on November 18, 2004, the third continuous casting line went into operation without a hitch, eleven days ahead of schedule.
For all those involved, this was proof enough that the huge investment both in terms of time and money had paid off; the Salzgitter Flachstahl steelworks can now produce more continuous cast blooms for the subsequent rolling processes.