Increasing capacity in China

Siemens is to supply all the automation and electrical equipment for the second production line of Baoshan Iron & Steel Group’s stainless steel works in Shanghai.

Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group is to supply all the automation and electrical equipment for the second production line of Baoshan Iron & Steel Group’s (Baosteel) stainless steel works in Shanghai.

With an order volume of around 19 million Euros, the new stainless steel line will start operating in September 2005.

Baosteel is currently erecting a new stainless steel works in Shanghai, which will also be equipped by Siemens with automation and electrical systems. Due to the growing need for steel products, the company is expanding this plant by adding a further production line with an annual capacity of 720,000 metric ton slabs.

The new line will consist of a scrap yard, a 90 MVA electric arc furnace with a tapping weight of up to 120 metric tons, an argon-oxygen decarbonisation (AOD) converter with a capacity of 135 metric tons, a 135 metric ton ladle furnace and a continuous casting plant.

For these facilities, Siemens is delivering all the electrical equipment, including instrumentation and drive technology, as well as a dynamic reactive-current compensation system (Static Var Compensation, SVC).

The new production line will also be provided with a process control system based on the Simatic PCS7, with integrated technological functions for the continuous casting plant.