Mill equipment

Siemens VAI Metals Technologies has been awarded a contract from Bangkok-based Canadoil Plate to supply equipment for a new 5m plate mill in Thailand.

Under the contract, Siemens will supply a high-pressure descaler, finishing mill stand with a maximum rolling force of 10,000 tonnes, comprising a hydraulic roll gap control system and SmartCrown work roll bending and shifting system. Other equipment includes an intensive cooling system with a pre-leveller, a hot plate leveller, a shearing line and a cold leveller.

The heavy plate rolling mill is designed mainly for the production of plates used in the manufacture of high-grade pipe, pressure vessels and structural steels for the energy industry.

The finished plate mill will be capable of rolling finished widths of up to 4.9m and is scheduled to start operating in 2010.