ANDRITZ Bricmont to supply aluminum melting and holding furnaces to Shandong Nanshan Aluminum, China

(PresseBox) ( Graz, )
ANDRITZ Bricmont, a member of international technology Group ANDRITZ since 2012, has received the order to supply 14 melting and holding furnaces for four direct-chill casting cells to Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co., Ltd., one of China's leading aluminum producers. The new melting and casting lines will have an annual capacity of 500.000 tons per year. Start-up for the first cell is scheduled for October 2014.

The scope of supply contains engineering, equipment, and field services for the furnaces, including regenerative burners with advanced controls, electromagnetic stirring, and in-bath rotary metal refining systems. In addition to cells that complement Shandong Nanshan Aluminum's existing soft alloy production facility from ANDRITZ Bricmont, the new installation comprises casting cells dedicated to hard alloy production. The furnaces for two casting cells will be optimized for hard alloy production. All hard alloy furnaces will include a special tilting design to ensure rapid alloy change over. The combustion design for the melting furnaces is based on state-of-the-art technology to reduce fuel consumption and NOx generation. The exhaust from all furnace cells will be connected to ANDRITZ supplied bag-houses to further reduce air-borne pollution.

This order, which is the fourth one to be awarded to ANDRITZ Bricmont by Shandong Nanshan Aluminum, confirms the strong position of ANDRITZ's furnace group, whose Chinese headquarters are in Shanghai, as one of the leading suppliers of furnace technologies for the Chinese market.


ANDRITZ METALS is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the production and processing of stainless steel. These lines consist of equipment for cold rolling, heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and for regeneration of pickling acids. In addition, the business area supplies lines for the production and processing of carbon steel and non-ferrous metal strip, resistance welding equipment for the metalworking industry, as well as turnkey furnace systems for the steel, copper, and aluminum industries.

Schuler AG, Germany, in which ANDRITZ has a stake of more than 90% and which is fully consolidated as from March 1, 2013, is also allocated to the business area. As technological and global market leader in metalforming, Schuler supplies machines, production lines, dies, process know-how, and services for the entire metalworking industry. Its clients include car manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as companies in the forging, household equipment, packaging, energy, and electrical industries. Schuler is also the market leader in coin minting technology and offers system solutions for the aerospace and rail industries.
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