Chinese iron and steel producer Guangxi Liuzhou Iron & Steel Group has awarded Siemens VAI Metals Technologies a €6.5m contract for the modernisation of a cold-rolling mill in Liuzhou.
The project features the coupling of a local Chinese pickling line with a 5-stand cold-rolling mill relocated from the UK. Start-up of the upgraded cold mill is scheduled for January 2008.
Siemens VAI will install and modernise this mill section and couple it with a new pickling section designed and supplied by a Chinese company into an endless production facility. With the start-up of the revamped line, Guangxi Liuzhou Iron & Steel will be able to produce a total of 1.4m tonnes of carbon-steel coils per year, which will find use in the construction industry, for non-exposed automotive parts and for household appliances.
The project scope includes engineering, renewal of the mill stands, the installation of a ‘Clecim’ scale breaker in the pickling line, the installation of roll-force cylinders on all mill stands and the supply of a rotary shear and mandrels for the carrousel coiler. Guangxi Liuzhou Iron & Steel will be responsible for the supply of entry and exit equipment for the mill as well as for all other new equipment for the mill stands.