The new electrolysis plant is under construction, and the casthouse, which started operating in 2008, is currently being extended. Currently, around 130 Turkish extrusion plants are operating a total of 230 extrusion lines.
In the context of this project Eti Alüminyum has placed an order with Hertwich for the supply of a state-of-the-art continuous homogenizing, sawing and packing plant for 118,000 t per year of extrusion billets. The new plant was commissioned in March 2016 and processes logs from two casting pits with diameters of 152, 178 and 203 mm. It is designed to enable rapid diameter change and is noted for precise temperature control in the holding section of the furnace. Overall, the scope of the delivery includes a saw, the homogenizing furnace with air cooling station and a semi-automatic strapping machine for bundling the homogenized billets.
(Source: SMS group)