METALS news

2017-06-14

ANDRITZ acquires majority stake in Powerlase Photonics

International technology Group ANDRITZ has acquired a 50.1% stake in the British laser company Powerlase Photonics Ltd. Powerlase specializes in the manufacture of picosecond and nanosecond high-energy, diode-pumped, solid-state lasers. The high-tech company, with headquarters in Crawley, UK and a subsidiary in Orlando, USA, supplies international customers from the photovoltaic, microelectronics, automotive, and aerospace industries.

2017-06-12

ANDRITZ to deliver cold-rolling mill to Risse + Wilke, Germany

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Risse + Wilke Kaltband GmbH & Co. KG, Iserlohn, Germany, to deliver a new cold rolling mill, including electrical and automation equipment. The cold rolling mill with ANDRITZ 4-High technology, which will improve the strip quality and increase productivity, is designed for widths of 750 mm and thicknesses of up to 5 mm. Start-up of the mill is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018.

2017-06-07

ANDRITZ to supply two walking beam furnaces to ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, USA

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from steel producer ArcelorMittal to supply two new top- and bottom-fired walking beam furnaces for its 80” hot strip mill in Burns Harbor, Indiana, USA. Start-up of the furnaces, which will replace the existing pusher furnaces, is scheduled for 2020.

2017-03-28

ANDRITZ to supply production lines to Nucor Steel Arkansas, USA

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from steel producer Nucor to supply turn-key production lines for its new specialty cold rolling mill complex at the company’s sheet steel mill in Hickman, Arkansas, USA. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for the second half of 2018. The 650,000 short ton p. a. expansion project will increase Nucor Steel Hickman’s production of specialty grades, including third-generation, advanced high-strength steels, high-strength low-alloy steels, and high-efficiency electrical steels.

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