Siemens awarded mill contract

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Siemens has been awarded a contract by Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa to add a new wide temper mill to its existing cut-to-length Line. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

US-based Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa produces a range of carbon, high strength low alloy, hot rolled coil, cut-to-length and discrete plate utilising Steckel Mill Technology for structural and pressure vessel applications.

The temper mill will be equipped with hydraulic gap cylinders and an electrical and automation package, consisting of drives, high speed stand controller, laser speed sensors for automatic elongation control and an adaptive temper rolling model.

In addition to the temper mill, the contract includes the replacement of the exiting pay off reel, coil car, coil preparation equipment and new entry guiding system.

The engineering, manufacturing, and installation will occur during 2007. Commissioning of the entry end equipment is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2007. Commissioning of the mill is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2008.