EANS-News: ANDRITZ to supply plants for pickling, acid regeneration, silicon removal and acid purification to voestalpine CNE

11/5/2021, 8:30 AM (Source: euro adhoc)


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Graz - November 5, 2021. International technology group ANDRITZ has received an
order from voestalpine Stahl GmbH to supply the chemical process equipment for
continuous pickling, acid regeneration, silicon removal and acid purification
plants as part of the "BETA 3" project to build an integrated pickling plant in
cold-rolling mill #3. The scope of supply also includes the design, engineering,
erection and start-up work as well as optimization support. Start-up of the
plants is scheduled for the end of 2023.

The ANDRITZ equipment will enable the customer to perform pickling and cold
rolling in a combined plant in future in cold-rolling mill #3. In addition, the
world's most modern acid regeneration plant will be built, complying with the
highest environmental standards, and also enabling flexible production of high-
purity iron oxide. An underground route for the transfer of media between the
individual plants completes the package.

The main features of the various plants are as follows:

* The continuous pickling plant is designed to process advanced steel grades as
  well as special materials for the electric mobility of the future. This
  pickling plant has a capacity of around two million tons per year and operates
  with hydrochloric acid that is recycled in a regeneration plant.

* The world's most modern acid regeneration plant meets the strictest
  requirements for exhaust gas treatment and wastewater. By achieving recovery
  rates of almost 100% and reusing various media, the plant makes a substantial
  contribution towards environmental protection and sustainability.

* Highly pure iron oxide - an important raw material in the electric mobility
  sector for example - occurs as a by-product of the acid regeneration process.
  A separate acid purification plant will also be installed.

* Several systems for removing silicon from the acid loops contribute towards
  ensuring smooth operation and highest availability as well as top-quality
  pickled steel strip.

This order once again confirms the successful collaboration between ANDRITZ and
voestalpine over many decades. ANDRITZ has already supplied several galvanizing
plants for steel strip used in automobile production and several acid
regeneration plants to voestalpine as well as being a dependable partner to
voestalpine for rebuild and modernization projects.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative
plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the
hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/
liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal
feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning,
recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global
product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial
digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers
to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient, and profitable. The publicly
listed group has around 26,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40

ANDRITZ Metals is - via the Schuler Group - one of the world's leading suppliers
of technologies, plants and digital solutions in sheet metal forming. The
product portfolio also includes automation and software solutions, process know-
how, and service.In the metals processing segment, the business area offers
innovative and market-leading solutions for the production and processing of
flat products, for welding systems, as well as furnaces and services for the
metals processing industry.

Further inquiry note:
Dr. Michael Buchbauer
Head of Group Finance, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 316 6902 2979
Fax: +43 316 6902 465

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issuer:       Andritz AG
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              A-8045 Graz
phone:        +43 (0)316 6902-0
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