ANDRITZ to supply equipment for stainless steel production to ThyssenKrupp Nirosta, Germany

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from ThyssenKrupp Nirosta to supply an annealing and pickling line as well as a rolling mill for its works in Krefeld. The value of the order is in the upper two-digit million Euro range. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014.

The new annealing and pickling line will process up to 400,000 t of hot-rolled strip (AISI 200, 300, and 400 series stainless steel with strip thicknesses of 1.5-10.0 mm) as well as 290,000 t of cold-rolled strip (strip widths up to 1,600 mm at thicknesses of 0.5-6.0 mm). In addition to the terminal equipment, scale breaker, and skin pass mill, the scope of supply includes the pickling line, degreasing line, furnace, and the complete electrical equipment, including automation.

The new 20-high rolling mill in the proven four-column design is sized for rolling stainless steel strip in a thickness range of 0.3-8.0 mm at a strip width of 900-1,600 mm. The rolling speed is 800 m/min. In addition to the mechanical equipment, ANDRITZ will supply the complete electrical equipment, including automatic flatness measuring and control system, strip thickness control, and the process optimization system. With this rolling mill, ThyssenKrupp Nirosta is extending its portfolio for processing wide, high-precision stainless steel strip.

The order underlines the many years of excellent cooperation with ThyssenKrupp: ANDRITZ METALS has already supplied nine annealing and pickling lines and five 20-high rolling mills to this international steel and technology group.

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For further information, please contact:
Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 1332

The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed ANDRITZ GROUP is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approximately 16,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.

ANDRITZ METALS is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the production and further processing of cold-rolled carbon steel, stainless steel, and non-ferrous metal strip. These lines consist of equipment for cold rolling, heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and for pickling acid regeneration. The business area also supplies turnkey industrial furnace systems for thermal processes, such as heat treatment of slabs and forged pieces, as well as refining furnaces for the copper industry.


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