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New cold rolling mill from Primetals Technologies produces first coil at Tangshan

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The cold rolling mill supplied by Primetals Technologies to Tangshan Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd., a Chinese steel producer, has now been brought into production and the first coil was rolled in January 2015. The new rolling mill consists of a coupled pickling line-tandem cold mill (PLTCM), a continuous annealing line and a galvanizing line. It was constructed at the Tangshan site in Hebei Province. Each individual plant unit is linked to an integrated automation system. This enables high availability and output to be achieved while maintaining consistently high product quality. The rolling mill has an annual capacity of 1.8 million metric tons of high-strength cold strip and will produce high-quality steels for the Chinese automotive industry, with which Tangshan intends to enter this demanding market. The order was worth more than 100 million euros, and was received by a consortium led by Primetals Technologies in the second quarter of 2013.