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ANDRITZ to supply production lines to Nucor Steel Arkansas, USA

Published: March 28, 2017; 09:01 · (Vindobona)

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from steel producer Nucor to supply turn-key production lines for its new specialty cold rolling mill complex at the company's sheet steel mill in Hickman, Arkansas, USA. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for the second half of 2018.

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Graz, March 28, 2017. International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an
order from steel producer Nucor to supply turn-key production lines for its new
specialty cold rolling mill complex at the company's sheet steel mill in
Hickman, Arkansas, USA. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for the second half
of 2018. The 650,000 short ton p. a. expansion project will increase Nucor
Steel Hickman's production of specialty grades, including third-generation,
advanced high-strength steels, high-strength low-alloy steels, and
high-efficiency electrical steels.

The ANDRITZ METALS scope of supply includes a high-performance push pickling
line with line speeds of up to 200 m/min for pickling hot-rolled carbon steel.
Besides complete ANDRITZ in-house electrics and automation, an advanced ANDRITZ
multi-roll leveler for highly effective shape correction and a powerful ANDRITZ
4-high skin pass mill are included. Thanks to the multi-roll-leveler and the
skin pass mill, the push pickling line will achieve superior material flatness
in addition to the well-known, excellent ANDRITZ strip surface.

The order also comprises a reduction cold rolling mill equipped with the
ANDRITZ S6-high technology as well as a temper rolling mill in 4-high design,
including reduction mode (prepared for future S6-high mode as well). With
rolling speeds of up to 800 m/min, the mills process advanced high-strength
steel of the third generation and even beyond for material grades of up to
2,000 MPa. All rolling units (skin pass, reduction, and temper mill), which are
operated with state-of-the-art ANDRITZ in-house electrics and automation, are
equipped with correspondingly fast and automated roll change equipment,
integrated bridle rolls, advanced strip drying, and gauge controls to ensure
tightest tolerances.

Nucor Corporation, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, is the
largest steel producer in North America and the largest "mini-mill" steelmaker
(i.e. it uses electric arc furnaces to melt scrap steel as opposed to blast
furnaces to melt iron). The company is also North America's largest recycler of
any material.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment,
and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the
metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the
municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass
pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service
business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power
generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and
gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants)
and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and
panelboard as well as recycling plants. The publicly listed technology Group is
headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,200
employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ METALS ANDRITZ METALS is the technology and global market leader in
forming equipment through the Schuler Group, in which ANDRITZ has a stake of
more than 95 percent. Schuler offers presses, automation solutions, dies,
process know-how, and services for the entire metalforming industry. Its
customers include car manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as companies
in the forging, household appliance, packaging, energy, and electrical
industries. Schuler is also the market leader in coin minting technology and
offers system solutions for the aerospace, railway, and large pipe industries.
In addition, ANDRITZ METALS is one of the leading global suppliers of complete
lines for the production and processing of cold-rolled strip made of stainless
steel, carbon steel, aluminum, and non-ferrous metal. The lines comprise
equipment for pickling, cold rolling, heat treatment, surface finishing, strip
coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and the regeneration of
pickling acids. The business area also supplies turnkey furnace systems for the
steel, copper, and aluminum industries, as well as welding systems for the
metalworking 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
mailto:michael.buchbauer@andritz.com

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company: Andritz AG
Stattegger Straße 18
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phone: +43 (0)316 6902-0
FAX: +43 (0)316 6902-415
mail: welcome@andritz.com
WWW: www.andritz.com
sector: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN: AT0000730007

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