ArcelorMittal Duisburg commissions PSI to supply a new steel plant control system

PSImetals will replace ageing system in a basic oxygen steelmaking plant

Berlin, 5 April 2017 – PSI has been commissioned by ArcelorMittal Duisburg to implement PSImetals as the production management system at their basic oxygen steelmaking plant. ArcelorMittal produces high-quality long products in the Ruhrort district of Duisburg. PSImetals will replace a 35-year-old system, thus further enhancing production process reliability.

After almost thirty years of use, the steelmaker in Duisburg has decided to replace its ageing BROX system with a modern solution based on PSImetals. The goal is to achieve a seamless integration of the new system into the existing, highly heterogeneous, IT environment with its numerous interfaces. The modern, user-friendly user interface for visualising and controlling the production process, enables the steelmaker to make modifications to the models, alloy calculation, and algorithms by themselves in the future. The metallurgical models in use today are modelled in the new system.

“With PSImetals, we will be able to react more quickly to process changes due to new steel grades. Configuring instead of programming – that’s the motto here,” says Mathias Lüttenberg, manager of the steel plant.

The deployment of PSImetals at the Duisburg site further enables knowledge and information to be shared with other IT groups within the production segment of ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products that also use the PSI solution, and to exploit operational synergies.

ArcelorMittal is a globally focussed group with 200,000 employees around the world in more than 60 countries. For more than 150 years now, high-quality semi-finished products in the form of long products have been produced in Duisburg for renowned European carmakers, the automotive supply industry, and the mechanical engineering and railway technology sectors.

On the basis of its own software products, PSI AG develops and integrates complete solutions for energy management (energy networks, energy trading), production management (mining, metals, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics) and infrastructure management for transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs more than 1,600 persons worldwide.