ANDRITZ METALS to supply an acid regeneration plant for Acciaieria Arvedi, Italy

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Acciaieria Arvedi, a manufacturer of carbon steel strip with headquarters in Cremona, northern Italy, to erect an acid regeneration plant. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2010.

The hydrochloric acid from the pickling line will be recycled by using fluidized bed technology. The resulting products, fresh hydrochloric acid and iron oxide pellets, will be re-used in various steps of the steel strip production process. The plant has a regeneration capacity of 10,000 l/h spent acid.

This contract extends the cooperation between ANDRITZ METALS and the Arvedi Group, which has recently installed several innovative systems (e.g. Neograv, 20-high mill stands, shears) for its stainless steel business area.

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For further information, please contact:

Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 1332
oliver.pokorny@andritz.com

The ANDRITZ GROUP

The ANDRITZ GROUP is a global market leader for customized plants, process technologies, and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approximately 13,400 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 150 production sites, service, and sales companies all around the world.

ANDRITZ METALS

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

ANDRITZ METALS is one of the few suppliers worldwide capable of providing all technologies and processes involved in the manufacturing of steel strip (mechanical, process, electrical equipment, automation, and services). This ensures minimized interfaces and enables full-line optimization.

2009-09-11

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