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EANS-News: ANDRITZ to supply production lines to Nucor Steel Arkansas, USA

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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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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 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

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

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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