GRP orders reversing cold mill from SMS group

Indonesian steel producer Gunung Raja Paksi (GRP) placed an order with the SMS group for the full-line supply of a reversing cold mill (RCM) in CVC® plus six-high design with skin pass operation mode.

GRP located in Bekasi, West Java, and founded in 2001 belongs to the Gunung Steel Group. Since 1996, GRP has been operating a Steckel mill supplied by the SMS group, producing a wide range of hot rolled flat products. The annual capacity amounts to 1.2M tons.

On the new reversing cold mill, GRP will produce cold strip products primarily for use in the construction industry as facade and roof cladding material. The total scope of supply comprises the complete RCM including the mechanical equipment, electrical and automation systems, and the ancillary plants.

The new reversing cold mill will roll strips in widths up to 1,270mm to final gauges down to 0.15mm from a maximum entry thickness of 5.0mm. Depending on the product requirements, the operation mode can be changed between rolling and skin passing. With a maximum rolling speed of 1,200m per minute, an annual capacity of about 200,000 tons can be achieved.

The combined reversing and skin pass mill will start operation in spring 2017.

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