Siemens Metals Technologies has received an order from Gulf Steel Industries for the supply of a new rebar mill which will be built in the Mussaffah Industrial Area of Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
The line will produce approximately 400,000 tons of rebars and plain rounds per year for the Middle Eastern steel market. The project is scheduled to be completed by early 2009. The contract is said to be worth several million euros to Siemens.
Gulf Steel Construction Industries (GSIC), a subsidiary company of Al-Nasser Industrial Enterprises, currently produces reinforcing bars (120,000 t/a), cold-ribbed bars (36,000 t/a) and welded mesh (30,000 t/a) which are used in the construction industry throughout the Middle East.
Siemens will engineer and supply the mechanical equipment for rolling and handling. The rolling train will be equipped with 18 RedRing rolling stands—six each in the roughing, intermediate and finishing sections of the line. These mill stands are characterised by their highly rigid and sturdy design, reliable operation, quick-roll-change capability and easy maintenance requirements. Over 4,000 such units have been supplied to date. A quick-stand-change device will be installed in the finishing section to minimize mill downtime. The handling area of the mill will include a 66m long cooling bed, a cold-flying shear with a 190-ton cutting capacity, a bar-counting device and an automatic bar-bundling system.