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Miilux produces submarine-grade steel in Turkiye, revolutionising national SSK projects

2nd August 2023 - 13:30 GMT | by Cem Devrim Yaylalı in Istanbul

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Symbolically cut into the shape of a submarine, this steel could mean an end to reliance on imports for Turkish naval programmes. (Photo: Millux)

A Turkish plant has produced the country's first submarine-grade heat-treated steel, meaning that national submarine programmes will no longer be reliant on import for this raw material.

Miilux has produced submarine-grade steel for the first time in Turkiye, showing a piece of this metal cut into the shape of an SSK during last week's IDEF 2023 defence exhibition in Istanbul.

According to the company the HY-100 grade steel was produced at the Erdemir Steel Plant in Karadeniz Ereğlisi, and received a heat treatment that makes it suitable for submarine construction in the new Manisa plant. This is the first and only flat steel heat treatment factory of the company..

Millux made a limited production sample and delivered it for further testing to a customer. If the quality is found suitable, larger-scale production

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Cem Devrim Yaylalı

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Cem Devrim Yaylalı was born in Paris and raised in Istanbul, where he currently lives. …

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