ANDRITZ to supply new pickling section for heavy-duty push pickling line to Salzgitter Flachstahl, Germany


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Salzgitter Flachstahl, Salzgitter, Germany, to supply a new pickling section for the existing push pickling line designed for heavy-duty steel grades.

The line was supplied by ANDRITZ in 1992 and has been operating successfully ever since. The new process equipment will ensure continued reliable operation and increase the line’s efficiency. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2025.

The scope of supply comprises the complete high-end ANDRITZ process technology for push pickling including a circulation system, high turbulence hydrochloric acid pickling, a compact rinsing and drying section, plus a state-of-the-art trimming shear.

The new process equipment will improve strip threading through the pickling section and increase pickling efficiency. The circulation system will be equipped with the latest ANDRITZ process control, ensuring optimized consumption of utilities and reduced emissions.

Push pickling lines from ANDRITZ have proven their outstanding performance in steel mills all over the world and are considered the current benchmark in advanced high-strength steel pickling.

The Salzgitter plant is a traditional top-quality steel plant with ambitious projects to make steel production more eco-friendly. This push pickling line upgrade is part of a major investment and development program in which ANDRITZ is proud to be involved.

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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, Hydropower and Environment & Energy. 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 30,000 employees and over 280 locations in more than 80 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.

ANDRITZ process section for PPL (reference installation)

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