Chinese steel producer Rizhao Steel Group Co., Ltd (Rizhao) issued the Final Acceptance Certificate
(FAC) for its continuous pickling line (CPL) supplied by Primetals Technologies. The pickling line is
designed to process around two million metric tons of hot strip per year. With a process speed of 400
m/min, it is one of the fastest plants of its type. The pickling line is part of a new cold rolling complex in
the city of Rizhao in Shandong Province. It processes not only ductile and forming steels, but also twophase
steels and HSLA grades. Primetals Technologies received the order in November 2013.