ANDRITZ to supply new 6-high cold rolling mill to ArcelorMittal, France


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from ArcelorMittal, France, to supply a reversible 6-high cold-rolling mill for processing high grade non-oriented silicon steel strip (NGO) for use in electric motors.

The mill is able to produce light-gauge strip, which is in high demand to produce more compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient traction motors for e-mobility. It will be an essential part of ArcelorMittal’s new production complex for electrical steels at its site in Mardyck, northern France.

The ANDRITZ 6-high provides high roll force, roll torque, and bending forces at a relatively small work roll diameter. Along with the extensive process instrumentation and an exceptionally flexible cooling and strip-drying strategy, ArcelorMittal will receive the perfect solution to meet the challenging quality demands on the end product at a high production level. 

The rolling mill will be capable of rolling up to 1,450 mm wide strip to a minimum finished material gauge of 0.2 mm.

The ANDRITZ scope comprises the design and supply of the complete mechanical and electrical equipment, as well as supervision of installation and start-up. The core equipment will be pre-assembled and tested at the ANDRITZ workshop in Hemer, Germany.

ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products is the largest producer of flat steel in Europe. All of ArcelorMittal Europe’s electrical steels for automotive applications will be produced at the newly planned complex in Mardyck and at the plant in Saint Chély.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,900 employees and over 280 locations in more than 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, sustainable and market-leading solutions for the production and processing of flat products, for welding systems and furnaces with its own burner solutions, as well as services for the metals processing industry.

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