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Siemens to supply drive and automation systems for the heavy-section rolling mill of Hebei Iron & Steel in China

(PresseBox) (Linz, ) Siemens Ltd. China received a contract from Hebei Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd. to supply drive and automation systems for a new rolling mill for rails and heavy sections. The mill will be erected at Handan Iron & Steel Co., a subsidiary of Hebei, and will produce rolled products for infrastructural applications. The project volume amounts to more than 75 million renminbi, approximately nine million euros. The first section is scheduled to be rolled in July 2011.

Siemens will engineer and supply the entire basic and process automation systems, approximately 600 drive systems of Sinamics S120 design, motors and the motor control centers (MCC) for the new heavy-section mill in the city of Handan in the province of Hebei. The rolling mill is designed for an annual production capacity of 1.38 million tons of heavy sections and rails. The mill will place Handan Iron & Steel Company in a position to meet the requirements of a growing market for long products used in transport infrastructure.

Handan Iron & Steel Co. is part of Hebei Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd., one of the leading steelmakers in China with a total annual production of approximately 40 million tons. In 2010, Siemens also equipped a rod mill and a wire mill of Handan Iron & Steel with electrical and automation systems. Orders for the erection of a five-strand combi-caster and for electrical systems of three BOF converters are currently being executed.

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