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Andritz supplies new heavy-duty hot-dip galvanizing system for voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz, Austria

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Graz, July 13, 2005.  In connection with the Linz 2010 project Andritz Sundwig received an order from voestalpine Stahl GmbH for supply of a heavy-duty hot-dip galvanizing system.  Hot-dip galvanizing system 4 will produce strip in the thickness range between 0.4 and 2 mm and up to 1,750 mm wide.  The product quality and the production capacity of 450,000 tons per annum are focused on manufacturing new high-strength steels for the car industry.  The system is scheduled for start-up in the first quarter of 2007.  An option for the supply of a second, almost identical system was also signed.

Andritz Sundwig in Hemer, Germany, is in charge of the overall planning and coordination of the project as well as of the supply, installation and start-up of the mechanical equipment.  The thermal system components will be supplied and installed by Andritz Selas, Paris, France.

The order, which has a total value of approximately 65 MEUR, also includes the supply, installation and start-up of a strip inspection line by Andritz Sundwig and an acid regeneration system by Andritz AG, Vienna.

The award of this major order to Andritz again emphasizes the long and successful cooperation of the two companies.

About the Andritz Group Publicly listed Andritz Group is one of the global market leaders for advanced production systems for pulp and paper, steel, and other specialized industries.  Andritz has a staff of approx. 5,400 employees worldwide.  It develops and manufactures its high-tech systems at 15 production sites in Austria, Germany, Finland, Denmark, France, Netherlands, USA, Canada and China.

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Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      AT0000730007
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