Siemens Metals Technologies Receives Order from Southwire Company

Siemens Metals Technologies has received an order from the Southwire Company, Carrollton, Georgia, USA, to supply a copper rod system for industrial materials company Guangqing Copper Co., Ltd. of Liao Cheng, China. The new mill is designed to produce 230,000 metric tons of copper rod per year and will be located in Lioacheng City, Shandong Province, with commissioning expected in late 2015.

Copper rod rolling mill stands from Siemens (Credit:

Siemens is responsible for the engineering, manufacturing and commissioning of the rolling mill and coiler equipment for a Southwire SCR 4500 rolling mill to produce ETP copper. The contract scope includes 11 independently driven roll stands, which will run 35 metric tons per hour, annually producing 230,000 metric tons of rods that are 8 mm, 9.5 mm, 12.7 mm, 16 mm and 18 mm in diameter from 5430 mm2 cast bar. Coil weights will range from two to four tons. The contract also includes a 20-inch rotary shear and table, intermediate shear and downlooper, delivery and pickling system, rollerized turndown, pinch roll, orbital/laid coiler and a coil handling system.

Southwire has worked together Siemens for more than 40 years. During that time, the company built more than 80 non-ferrous mills for Southwire customers, in addition to completing nearly 30 upgrades.

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