ANDRITZ to supply China’s largest melting furnaces to Weiqiao Aluminum Group


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Zouping Hongfa Aluminium Science Technology Co., Ltd., part of Weiqiao Aluminum Group, to supply one melting and holding furnace cell for its plant in Shandong Province, China.

Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.

The new furnace cell supplied by ANDRITZ will incorporate the largest furnaces in China, with two 115-ton round-top melters and two 125-ton tilting holders.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes engineering, manufacturing, commissioning, start-up and follow-up services. ANDRITZ will supply the most advanced equipment and technology for state-of-the-art operation, thus ensuring highest environmental protection.

ANDRITZ also supplied four casting cells for this customer’s casting workshop in 2012, which at that time was the largest high-end aluminum plate and strip casthouse in China. The furnaces supplied by ANDRITZ are the largest aluminum melting furnaces ever supplied to China.

Zouping Hongfa Aluminium Science Technology Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Weiqiao Aluminum, the largest electrolytic aluminum producer in the world.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Metals is – via the Schuler Group – one of the world’s leading suppliers of technologies, plants and digital solutions in sheet metal forming. The product portfolio also includes automation and software solutions, process know-how, and service.

In the metals processing segment, the business area offers innovative and market-leading solutions for the production and processing of flat products, for welding systems, as well as furnaces and services for the metals industry.

Round-top melter

Round-top melter

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