Metal Coating Line Upgrade

Market Sector: Manufacturing and R&D | Client: BlueScope Steel Pty Ltd | Location: Hastings, VIC

Lycopodium provided project services in the areas of construction management, scheduling, estimating and project controls for BlueScope Steel’s Metal Coating Line Upgrade.

BlueScope Steel is the market leader in Australia producing a range of metal coated products ZINCALUME® steel, COLORBOND® steel and TRUECORE® steel. BlueScope Steel operates 3 metal coating lines at their Western Port Plant, MCL 4, 5 & 6 for which MCL 4 & 5 are dedicated to the production of ZINCALUME®.

BlueScope’s patented Activate™ technology means they will be able to achieve improved corrosion performance, while making more efficient use of natural resources through the reduced use of zinc and aluminium.

The new coating will seal exposed surfaces making the product more resilient when drilled, cut or scratched to survive perhaps the harshest environment it will face: construction.

To upgrade MCL5 line to produce the new product and maintain existing line capacity of 230ktpa four areas needed to be addressed:

  • Furnace Discharge Chamber
  • Jet Stripping Equipment
  • After Pot Cooling
  • Electrical / Automation infrastructure
  • Post coating chemical treatment

Lycopodium’s team included:

  • Feasibility Leader
  • Site Works Coordinator
  • Mechanical Superintendent
  • Mechanical Supervisor
  • Electrical Supervisor
  • Cost controller