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3D overview new wire-drawing facility FNsteel

Bakker Sliedrecht takes care of expansion power supply wire drawing facility FNsteel

22 May 2017

FNsteel is one of the European market leaders of high quality wire rod and wire rod products, especially for the automotive industry. The production location in Alblasserdam has different facilities for hot rolling and processing steel. In the Wire Processing Center, wire is processed in pickling, annealing and drawing facilities. Because of a new production line, FNsteel decided to expand the power supply of the wire drawing facility. Bakker Sliedrecht takes care of the entire expansion project.

Expansion power supply wire drawing facility

The new production line will increase the capacity of the wire drawing facility by 25%. Therefore, the current power supply needs to be expanded. Bakker Sliedrecht provides the adaptation to the existing 12.5 kV COQ distribution divider, supplies and installs the new 2000 KVA dry transformer and the Cubic low voltage divider.

Challenging cable connection

For the expansion of the power supply which starts from the high-voltage system, a high voltage cable of approximately 420 m must be pulled from the COQ installation to the 2000 KVA transformer. The cabling is placed on and in existing cableways that are already equipped with high and low voltage cables. This way is different from the traditional way which makes it challenging but also cost-saving. Bakker Sliedrecht will take care of the installation of the high and low voltage cables. The cables are connected to the new COQ installation, transformer and Cubic low voltage divider.

Commissioning in 2017

The expansion of the power supply of the wire drawing facility will be completed in June 2017.

Scope of this project:

  • Connection box COQ installation
  • Security relay
  • Approx. 420 m high voltage cable
  • Approx. 840 m signal cable
  • Dry Transformer 2000 KVA
  • Cubic low voltage divider
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