Siemens Metals Technologies has received an order from Thai Steel Profile Co. (Thai Steel) to supply a new bar rolling mill for its plant in Rayong, Thailand. The rolling mill will produce around 500,000t of reinforcing steel (rebars) per annum with diameters ranging from 9mm to 40mm. Diameters up to 14mm will be rolled in multi-slit mode. Commissioning is scheduled for the second half of 2015.
Founded in 1994, Thai Steel already runs a bar and profile rolling mill in Rayong Province, which has a capacity of 400,000t tons per annum. Siemens modernised that plant starting from 2010 in multiple stages, including a hardening system, precise bar counting, new bar in coil and upgrade to produce sections, squares and flats. The new bar rolling mill now ordered will enable Thai Steel to more than double its capacities for supplying the regional construction industry.
Siemens is responsible for the design of the equipment supplied, the entire process planning of the bar rolling mill, and customer training. It will also assist Thai Steel with the construction, start-up and commissioning of the plant.