August 19, 2011

Barton Malow Brings Severstal PLTCM in on Schedule

Nearly three months ahead of the originally scheduled completion date, Severstal Dearborn announced the successful launch of a new, five-stand, six-high, 72”-wide coupled pickle line tandem cold mill (PLTCM). Severstal is a major U.S.-based steel producer specializing in the full range of high quality, light, flat-rolled products. The highly sophisticated control systems and innovative operating practices of the new PLTCM will produce the next generation of advanced, high strength steels (AHSS) for automotive applications and significantly reduce air emissions and lubricant waste compared to the existing cold mill.

Barton Malow oversaw the entire project as General Contractor for this multifaceted, $450-million endeavor. Additionally, Barton Malow self-performed civil, concrete and equipment installation services putting in over 400,000 Barton Malow trade manhours.

Dave Morris, Vice President of Engineering for Severstal Dearborn says of the project, “Our first commercial coil through the new PLTCM was a truly historic moment and the beginning of our transformation as the world leader in high end automotive quality steel. Barton Malow has played a significant role in this process and we are very appreciative of the effort, skill and dedication that the Barton Malow team brought to the project.”

Barton Malow is also working with Severstal Dearborn on the $285-million hot dipped galvanizing line planned for a December 2011 completion.