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Order from Italy: Siemens to modernize medium-section mill for Riva in Sellero

(PresseBox) (Linz, Austria, ) Siemens VAI Metals Technologies has received an order from Riva Acciaio to modernize the roughing train of the medium-section mill in Sellero, Italy. The scope includes the complete process and mechatronics packages for the blooming stand, the electric and automation systems and the erection. The objectives of the project are to boost productivity and expand flexibility in respect of operation modes and product change. The modernization is to be completed in the second half of 2012.

Riva Acciaio's medium-section mill in Sellero, in the province of Brescia, was supplied by Siemens in 1996. It has an annual capacity of around 250,000 metric tons and is designed to produce squares, flat bar and U-sections with widths of up to 340 millimeters and round bar with diameters of up to 160 millimeters.

For the roughing mill of the rolling line, Siemens is to supply a reversing Red Ring blooming stand and a reduction group, the roller tables and equipment for shifting and rotating the incoming blooms. The blooming stand enables symmetrical roll gap control and is equipped with a quick-change device for changing rolls. With this, the operator can quickly switch the rolling line to a different final product.

The scope of supply also encompasses the main and auxiliary drives, including the motors and the basic automation. Siemens will also install a CCTV system and will be responsible for supervising installation and commissioning.

Riva Acciaio is a wholly owned subsidiary of Riva Fire S.p.A. The Riva Group has more than 35 production sites in Europe, North Africa, and Canada and produced around 14 million metric tons of raw steel in 2010.

Further information about solutions for steel works, rolling mills and processing lines is available at http://www.siemens.com/metals

The Metals Technologies Business Unit (Linz, Austria), part of the Siemens Industry Sector, is one of the world's leading suppliers of plant construction and engineering in the iron and steel industry as well as in the flat rolling segment of the aluminum industry. The Business Unit offers a comprehensive product and service portfolio for metallurgical plants and equipment as well as integrated automation and environmental solutions covering the entire lifecycle of plants. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/metals

About Siemens AG Industry Sector / Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products and solutions for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the Sector enhances its customers' productivity, efficiency, and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/industry

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