At the National Science and Technology Award Conference in January, HBIS Wugang Company won the first prize of the 2019 National Science and Technology Progress Award for the "Development and Application of Key Technologies for Green and Efficient Electroslag Remelting of High-quality Special Steel" completed by Wugang Company as the main participant. In April, aiming at customer expectations, focusing on the two themes of product and market, and walking with the strong, HBIS Group Wugang Company set off a new upsurge of "emancipating the mind and improving the benchmark", and focused on cultivating and creating new advantages in market competition.
In August, the upgrading and transformation project of 4300mm wide and thick plate finishing mill of HBIS Wugang Company was completed and put into operation, forming two double-frame wide and thick plate production lines of 4100mm+4100mm and 4200mm+4300mm, and the strength of the enterprise has reached a new level.
In November, the Great Change-China's 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening-up Achievement Exhibition was held in Beijing, and more than 40 "national heavy instruments" such as the Three Gorges, West-to-East Gas Transmission, West-to-East Power Transmission, Olympic "Bird's Nest", domestic large aircraft, and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge demonstrated the strength of HBIS Wugang Company.
In January at the annual National Science and Technology Award Conference, HBIS Wugang Company's "R&D and Innovation of Key Technologies for Extra Thick Steel Plate Production" project won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award for solving a series of technical problems restricting the production of extra thick plates and forming a unique production process route for extra thick plates. In March, the raw material structure optimization project of Wugang Company of HBIS Group was completed and put into operation, which completely broke the bottleneck of the raw material structure of Wugang Company, which is of great significance to promote the cost reduction and efficiency increase of enterprises and promote industrial transformation and upgrading.
In September, the selection of Beijing's top ten contemporary buildings was announced, among which seven key parts of the building, including Terminal 3 of Capital Airport, National Stadium, National Centre for the Performing Arts, National Aquatics Center, Beijing Television Center, National Library (Phase II), and National Stadium, were all built using HBIS Wugang Company plates.
In June, HBIS Group was formally established, and Wugang Company joined HBIS Group.
In May, Wugang Company's new million ton wide and thick plate production line was completed and put into operation. Wugang has formed a comprehensive strength with an annual output of 3 million tons of steel and 2.6 million tons of wide and thick steel plates, with total assets of nearly 10 billion yuan. In September, the "Passion Square" column group of CCTV recorded a program in Wugang Company to celebrate the achievements of Wugang Company.
In September, the "Bird's Nest" project of the National Stadium, the main venue of the 29th Olympic Games, which attracted worldwide attention, successfully completed the overall unloading of the steel structure. The reporter group of the "Into the Olympics" column group of CCTV News Channel came to Wugang to interview the development and production of steel for the construction of Olympic venues by Wugang on the spot. The Q460E/Z35 steel plate developed by Wugang with independent intellectual property rights has been applied to the "Bird's Nest", which has realized the localization of all the steel used for the construction of Olympic venues. This steel plate fills the gap in the world. All sectors of society pay great attention to Wugang.
In December, China Manned Space Engineering Office issued a certificate to Wuyang Iron and Steel Co., LTD., stating that Wuyang Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. had made outstanding contributions to the successful completion of China's first manned space shuttle mission in participating in the cooperative supporting work of the development, construction and testing of China's manned space project.
In October, in response to the urgent need of the Three Gorges project construction, Wugang successfully developed a 4020mm wide super wide steel plate, known as the "first plate in China".
In September, with the attention and support of Party and state leaders, Wugang joined Handan Iron and Steel Group and was restructured as a limited liability company held by Handan Iron and Steel Group.
In November, People's Daily published a list of 100 pilot enterprises of the national modern enterprise system, and Wugang was among them.
In July, the Public Transport Department of the National Bureau of Statistics announced the list of 500 large and medium-sized industrial enterprises in China in 1990, ranking 150th in order of net fixed assets. In December, the first 90-ton ultra-high power electric furnace introduced by China was completed and put into operation in Wugang Steel. CCTV news broadcast the news of the 90-ton electric furnace hot test. People's Daily reported on "China's largest capacity and most advanced technology electric furnace was built in Wuyang Iron and Steel Company".
In June, the first phase of Wugang steelmaking project with 75 tons of electric furnace as the main equipment was completed and put into operation, and the history of no large-scale electric furnace in China's steel industry came to an end.
In October, Wugang successfully developed a national major scientific research project - heavy ion cyclotron barrel manufacturing plate.
In September, China's self-designed, self-manufactured and self-installed first 4200mm wide and thick plate rolling mill was completed and put into production in Wugang Steel, ending the history of China's inability to produce extra-wide and extra-thick steel plates in one fell swoop.
In May, the State Planning Commission and the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry of the People's Republic of China approved the construction of Henan Wuyang Extra Thick Plate Steel Combined Enterprise, with an annual output of 500,000 tons of steel, 400,000 tons of steel plates and 600,000 tons of iron in the first phase of the project, with an estimated investment of 679.88 million yuan, referred to as the Pingwu Project.