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EANS-News: ANDRITZ to supply equipment for stainless steel production to ThyssenKrupp Nirosta, Germany

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Graz (euro adhoc) - Graz, March 29, 2012.  International technology Group
ANDRITZ has received an order from ThyssenKrupp Nirosta to supply an annealing
and pickling line as well as a rolling mill for its works in Krefeld. The value
of the order is in the upper two-digit million Euro range. Start-up is scheduled
for the first quarter of 2014. 

The new annealing and pickling line will process up to 400,000 t of hot-rolled
strip (AISI 200, 300, and 400 series stainless steel with strip thicknesses of
1.5-10.0 mm) as well as 290,000 t of cold-rolled strip (strip widths up to 1,600
mm at thicknesses of 0.5-6.0 mm). In addition to the terminal equipment, scale
breaker, and skin pass mill, the scope of supply includes the pickling line,
degreasing line, furnace, and the complete electrical equipment, including

The new 20-high rolling mill in the proven four-column design is sized for
rolling stainless steel strip in a thickness range of 0.3-8.0 mm at a strip
width of 900-1,600 mm. The rolling speed is 800 m/min. In addition to the
mechanical equipment, ANDRITZ will supply the complete electrical equipment,
including automatic flatness measuring and control system, strip thickness
control, and the process optimization system. With this rolling mill,
ThyssenKrupp Nirosta is extending its portfolio for processing wide,
high-precision stainless steel strip.

The order underlines the many years of excellent cooperation with ThyssenKrupp:
ANDRITZ METALS has already supplied nine annealing and pickling lines and five
20-high rolling mills to this international steel and technology group.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and
services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid/liquid
separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the
production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, ANDRITZ offers
technologies for certain other sectors including automation, pumps, machinery
for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and
gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for
the production of panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction
plants. The publicly listed ANDRITZ GROUP is headquartered in Graz, Austria and
has a staff of approximately 16,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over
180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the

ANDRITZ METALS is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the
production and further processing of cold-rolled carbon steel, stainless steel,
and non-ferrous metal strip. These lines consist of equipment for cold rolling,
heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and
deep drawing, and for pickling acid regeneration. The business area also
supplies turnkey industrial furnace systems for thermal processes, such as heat
treatment of slabs and forged pieces, as well as refining furnaces for the
copper industry.

Further inquiry note:
Dr. Michael Buchbauer
Head of Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 316 6902 2979
Fax: +43 316 6902 465

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company:     Andritz AG
             Stattegger Straße 18
             A-8045 Graz
phone:       +43 (0)316 6902-0
FAX:         +43 (0)316 6902-415
sector:      Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:        AT0000730007
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime, ATX, ATX five
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English

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