ANDRITZ to supply new pickling and galvanizing line to Jiuquan Iron and steel (Group) Co., Ltd., China
International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Jiuquan Iron and Steel (Group) Co., Ltd., China, to supply a new, high-capacity pickling and galvanizing line for hot-rolled carbon steel strip.
Start-up of the line is planned for the end of 2023.
The ANDRITZ scope of supplies and services comprises the engineering, equipment supply, supervision of erection, and commissioning of the complete pickling and galvanizing line, including the electrical and automation equipment.
With ANDRITZ’s state-of-the-art, sustainable technologies, this line will produce hot-dip galvanized (GI) or ZM-coated /(zinc-aluminum-magnesium) flat steel.
This order confirms the good and long-lasting relationship between ANDRITZ and Jiuquan Iron and Steel (Group). In 2004, ANDRITZ delivered and successfully commissioned a hot annealing and pickling line and a cold annealing and pickling line for stainless steel for Jiuquan Iron and steel (Group). This was followed by two 20-high cold-rolling mills delivered in 2006. Additionally, ANDRITZ has performed various upgrades and modernizations on existing lines.
Established in China in 1958, Jiuquan Iron and Steel (Group) initially pursued coordinated development in six industrial sectors: iron and steel, nonferrous metals, electric energy, equipment manufacturing, producer services, and modern agriculture. The iron and steel industry has an annual production capacity of 11.05 million tons of crude steel (including 1.2 million tons of stainless steel).
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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. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 26,800 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 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 and furnaces, as well as services for the metals processing industry.