Grand Industrial Estates, Barangay Parulan Plaridel Bulacan, Region 3 (Central Luzon)
The Plaridel Works is one of SteelAsia’s upcoming rolling mill projects and will be called M7. When commissioned in the latter half of 2016, it will be the largest rebar manufacturing facility in the Philippines and the most modern in the world.
The inception of the project began with the company’s desire to ensure availability of quality rebar in the country and keep up with the drastically growing number of construction projects being implemented. M7 shall augment the rebar production of M1 to strengthen the supply of reinforcing steel bars in NCR, the country’s center of urbanization, and to support the booming developments in Central and North Luzon. M7 shall have an annual capacity of 1.2 million metric tons of rebar, but may increase in the future with by augmenting its capacity.
Aside from its scale, M7 also boasts its state-of-the-art and eco-friendly rolling mill technology. The core equipment shall be supplied by Danieli Co., the leader in steel manufacturing tecnhonologies and equipment supply. Engineering is handled by BaoSteel Engineering, on of the largest engineering companies in the world.
M7 shall be fitted with equipment such as a highly efficient 210-ton per hour walking beam furnace, twin high-speed block mills that are low maintenance and fast size-changing, and high-accuracy rebar counting bundling. It will also feature such breakthrough technologies in rolling stands. Stands have no external piping for higher safety and lower maintenance, and have an automatic stand changing system to give it the capability to change size in a few minutes.
The mill will feature eco-friendly AC motors, rainwater collection as a water source, zero effluent and zero external oil application, and a solar energy power system.
Plaridel works is a realization of SteelAsia’s mission to be part of the solution. As an industry leader, SteelAsia finds ways to prevent delays in construction that propels national development. The mill is anticipation of the country’s infrastructure and housing developments and will play a pivotal role in keeping the growth momentum, avoiding shortages and assuring the consuming public of safe steel and a clean environment.
Products and Services
Plaridel Works will offer:
- PNS211 Rebar (sizes 6mm to 8mm, length 6M)
- PNS49 Rebar (sizes 10mm to 50mm, lengths 6M to 15M)
- Grade 415 (ASTM Grade 60) regular and weldable
- Grade 275 (ASTM Grade 40) regular and weldable
- Grade 230 (ASTM Grade 33) regular and weldable
- Cut and bend services
- Mechanical coupler and threading services