Andritz MAERZ receives major order for furnace plants from Saarschmiede GmbH

ANDRITZ MAERZ, headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, a member of international technology Group ANDRITZ, received an order for supply of 13 horizontal and eight vertical heat treatment furnaces for the new forge of Forge Saar/Saarschmiede GmbH, Germany. The furnaces to be supplied by ANDRITZ MAERZ will be used in the heat treatment of forged pieces and for hardening and tempering rotationally symmetric forged pieces and shafts.

ANDRITZ MAERZ’ scope of supply includes plant parts and components required for operation and maintenance of the heat treatment plants.

The furnace plants are designed for different charge sizes of 300 tons maximum. The essential performance criteria are precise temperature control of the preset heat curves, the use of coke gas and a natural gas/air mixture in conjunction with impulse and recuperation burners, circulating heating, zone-related tact control, SP-controlled temperature control zones as well as lifting and shifting devices.

Saarschmiede opted for ANDRITZ MAERZ because of its high satisfaction with the previous projects handled. This important order again confirms the ANDRITZ MAERZ expertise in planning and constructing heat treatment systems with high energy efficiency.

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For further information, please contact:

Dr. Michael Buchbauer,
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 2979
michael.buchbauer@andritz.com

The ANDRITZ GROUP

The ANDRITZ Group is a global market leader in the supply of customized plants, systems, and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower industry, the steel industry, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed, and biofuel). Headquartered in Graz, Austria, the Group has about 12,300 employees worldwide. It manufactures and sells its products and services globally.

2008-01-24

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