International technology Group Andritz has received an order from ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, Germany, to modernize continuous annealing line No. 4 at the Andernach plant, the largest production site worldwide for packaging steel. The line for production of carbon steel is to resume operation at the end of 2015.
The scope of supply of Andritz Metals comprises an extensive electrical package, including drive and automation technology, instrumentation, measurement value logging, new operating concept, comprehensive safety features and equipment, as well as substantial adaption and extensions to the plantʼs mechanical and hydraulic equipment. The plant speed will be increased and terminal equipment optimized as part of this modernization project.
One of the decisive criteria in award of this order was Andritzʼs successful modernization of continuous annealing line No. 3 for ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein in 2012.