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ANDRITZ to supply a cold strip annealing and pickling line for Fuxin Special Steel


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from stainless steel producer Fuxin Special Steel Co. Ltd. to supply a cold strip annealing and pickling line for its Fuxin plant, Fujian Province, China.

The line will produce flat products in the 200, 300, and 400 stainless steel series, like 2D- and 2B-surface quality strip, and will have a total annual production capacity of 320,000 tons. Production of the first coil is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes the mechanical equipment, the degreasing section, the annealing furnace, the pickling section (including a neolyte recovery system and a PYROMARS plant), the skin pass mill and leveler, the automation and electrical equipment, and the instrumentation systems.

This order once again confirms the outstanding stainless steel processing technology provided by ANDRITZ. Fuxin Special Steel Co., Ltd. is an integrated stainless steel manufacturer who covers steel-making, casting, and hot-rolling as well as annealing and pickling.

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ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the international technology Group is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.

A passion for innovative technology, absolute customer focus, reliability, and integrity are the central values to which ANDRITZ commits. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With over 160 years of experience, 25,800 employees, and more than 250 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.

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 metal forming 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 industry, rail transport, and manufacture of large pipes. 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 carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other non-ferrous metals. The lines comprise equipment for pickling, cold rolling, annealing and heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and regeneration of pickling acids. The business area also supplies turnkey furnace systems for the steel, copper, and aluminum industries, burners and refractory products, as well as welding systems for the metal working industry.


Annealing furnace in a cold strip annealing and pickling line.

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