The SGL Carbon Group recently won a contract for over 27 million Euros to produce corrosion protection equipment for one of the world’s largest magnesium producers, Australian Magnesium Operations (AMO), based in Brisbane, Australia.
SGL Carbon’s subsidiary SGL Acotec, based in Siershahn, Germany, will provide AMO with a complete hydrochloric acid synthesis unit (methane chloride synthesis process) as well as 42 high-performance graphite pumps for its large-scale magnesium metal production plant in Stanwell, Australia by mid-2004.
The plant will have an annual capacity of 90,000 tons of magnesium.
Separately, Hitco Carbon Composites, a subsidiary of SGL Carbon Group located in Gardena/Los Angeles, California, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Boeing to produce large composite tailcone structures for up to 60 more C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft for the US armed forces.
Hitco will produce around 20 units per year beginning in 2004.