Siemens Metals Technologies Win Contract to Expand Steel Rolling Capacity for Turkish Steel Producer

The Turkish steel producer Borcelik Celik Sanayii Ticaret A.S. awarded Siemens Metals Technologies a contract to increase the rolling and processing capacity of its cold-rolling mill complex located at Gemlik. The project includes the supply of a new reversing mill and galvanizing line as well as the upgrading of the existing pickle line. Following the start-up of the new and modernized facilities scheduled for September and October 2008, Borcelik Celik Sanayii Ticaret A.S. will be able to increase its output of processed products from 900,000 to 1,500,000 t/a. The contract value for Siemens is around EUR 42 millions.

Borçelik Celik Sanayii Ticaret A.S., a large flat-steel producer in Turkey, is located in Gemlik, an industrial complex situated on Marmara Sea approximately 70 km south of Istanbul. On the basis of externally purchased hot-rolled coils the company sells pickled and oiled hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, full-hard steel and hot-dip galvanized steel to the domestic and international markets. As part of a major investment program, the processing capacity at the Gemlik complex will be increased from 900,000 to 1,500,000 t/a to supply sheet products to the building and household-appliances industries.

The project includes the supply of a single-stand reversing mill capable of rolling 450,000 t/a at a rolling speed of up to 1,200 meters per minute, a galvanizing line with a processing capacity of 350,000 t/a at a processing speed of 170 meters per minute and the modernization of the existing pickle line, which was originally supplied by the company Clecim, now part of Siemens Metals Technologies, in 1994.

The scope of supplies and services encompasses the design, detailed engineering and supply all mechanical, electrical and automation equipment, operational spare parts in addition to erection and commissioning supervision.

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