Siemens to construct long-product rolling mill in UAE

Siemens Metals Technologies has received an order from United Steel Industries to construct a long-product rolling mill in the United Arab Emirates. The plant will be built in the Fujairah Free Zone, and designed for a production capacity of up to 950,000 tons of structural steel per annum. It will comprise a bar mill for rebars and a wire-rod line to produce both rods and wire coils. The value of the order lies in the double-digit million euro range. The new rolling mill is scheduled to come into operation in mid-2014.
Siemens had originally received the order to supply the equipment for the long- product rolling mill in 2006 but the project was suspended in 2008 due to financial crisis. Work was resumed on the construction site in Fujairah in May 2012. The current order for Siemens comprises the erection of the supplied technological equipment as well as additional services for the site project management.
The merchant-bar line will consist of 21 rolling stands, a heat-treatment system, a 120m cooling bed, as well as machines for counting, bundling and binding the bars. The equipment to be supplied by Siemens includes a ten-stand monoblock finishing mill, pinch rolls, the laying head, a cooling conveyor and machines for forming and compacting coils. Siemens will also supply a dedicated water treatment plant of approximately 2,000 m3/h capacity, and a compressed air station of approximately 2,500 Nm3/h capacity. All electrical parts including the power equipment with over 40MW of motors and drives, and automation equipment with PLCs, HMIs and Siroll packages will be supplied by Siemens.

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