International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from North American Stainless for renewal of cold strip line #1 at the Ghent, Kentucky plant.
The scope of supply and services includes engineering and delivery of a new chemical processing section, major modifications to the entry section of the line, new mist cooling section after the furnace, as well as the electrics & automation, and commissioning of the upgraded line. The modernization work is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2020.
North American Stainless (NAS) is the largest fully integrated stainless steel producer in the U.S. and a member of the Acerinox Group.
This order once again confirms the extensive and successful business relationship between ANDRITZ and the Acerinox Group.
ANDRITZ Metals is the technology and global market leader in forming equipment through the Schuler Group, in which ANDRITZ has a stake of more than 95 percent. Schuler offers presses, automation solutions, dies, process know-how, and services for the entire metal forming industry. Its customers include car manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as companies in the forging, household appliance, packaging, energy, and electrical industries. Schuler is also the market leader in minting technology and offers system solutions for various high-tech segments.
In addition, ANDRITZ Metals is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the production and processing of cold-rolled strip made of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other non-ferrous metals. The lines comprise equipment for pickling, cold rolling, annealing and heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and regeneration of pickling acids. The business area also supplies turnkey furnace systems for the steel, copper, and aluminum industries, burners and refractory products, welding systems, as well as comprehensive services for the metal working industry.
ANDRITZ MeWa, a part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Cibao Metal Recycling CIMER Srl, a subsidiary of the YeYo Ochoa Group, Dominican Republic, for supply of a complete three-in-one recycling plant. It will be the first multi-functional and comprehensive recycling plant for metals and metal compounds in the Caribbean and Latin American region. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2018.
The scope of supply comprises a compact package solution for the processing of three different input materials: car and truck oil filters, automotive parts, and electronic scrap. The equipment supplied consists of a Universal Rotary Shear UC 1300, a Universal Granulator UG 1000H, a Universal Cross-Flow Shredder QZ 1200, and the complete materials handling and separation technology.
The plant is designed to process up to one ton per hour of oil filters, two tons per hour of electronic scrap, and approximately five tons per hour of car parts and metal sheets. The oil filters are shredded down to a particle size of less than 30 mm and separated into three basic output materials: roughly 40% metals, 20% centrifuged motor oil, and 40% ruber and paper, which comes out dry and fluffy. The design of the recycling plant is such that it can be extended at a later stage to process further materials.
The YeYo Ochoa Group, based in Santiago de Caballeros, is active in a broad range of businesses, including water treatment and oil production, construction, transportation, and truck maintenance.
ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the international technology Group is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.
A passion for innovative technology, absolute customer focus, reliability, and integrity are the central values to which ANDRITZ commits. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With over 160 years of experience, 25,800 employees, and more than 250 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.