ANDRITZ to supply new direct-fired furnace to ArcelorMittal in France
International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from ArcelorMittal Atlantique & Lorraine S.A.S. to supply a direct-fired furnace for its new continuous galvanizing line at the plant in Florange, France.
The ANDRITZ scope of supply and services further includes engineering, the automation and electrical equipment, as well as supervision of erection work and commissioning. Start-up is planned for the third quarter of 2019.
The order is part of ArcelorMittal’s project to convert an electro-galvanizing line to a continuous galvanizing line in the Florange plant, thus further strengthening its market position in advanced high-strength steels for the automotive industry.
This order once again confirms the extensive and successful business relationship between ANDRITZ and ArcelorMittal. Following the deliveries to ArcelorMittal’s plants in Kessales and Ghent, this will be the third direct-fired furnace to be supplied to ArcelorMittal in three years.
Florange is one of the three ArcelorMittal plants producing Usibor® and Alusi® steel strip with widths of up to 1,850 mm. The new line will be able to produce Usibor steel grades.
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ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard as well as recycling plants. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,700 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.
ANDRITZ Metals is the technology and global market leader in forming equipment through the Schuler Group, in which ANDRITZ has a stake of more than 95 percent. Schuler offers presses, automation solutions, dies, process know-how, and services for the entire metalforming industry. Its customers include car manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as companies in the forging, household appliance, packaging, energy, and electrical industries. Schuler is also the market leader in coin minting technology and offers system solutions for the aerospace, railway, and large pipe industries. In addition, ANDRITZ Metals is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the production and processing of cold-rolled strip made of stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, and non-ferrous metal. The lines comprise equipment for pickling, cold rolling, heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and the regeneration of pickling acids. The business area also supplies turnkey furnace systems for the steel, copper, and aluminum industries, as well as welding systems for the metalworking industry.