Placing a turnkey order with one supplier for all the equipment that interfaces together, as on a casting line, is a very cost effective means of providing an efficient and flexible Cast house Solution. Some of the benefits for the customer and the supplier include quick decision making, prompt resolving of interface issues, reduced delays, minimum cost deviations and better co-ordination on safety management systems.
As part of a large group, Solios Thermal Ltd has certain advantages over its competitors in terms of diverse project and process skills, and also supply management, this is demonstrated by a host of details, such as:
Coordination with the Fives Solios
International purchasing network
Mastery of large project execution
Control of major sub contractors
Financial stability of a large corporate group
Combining such advantages with our well established cast house process knowledge has enabled Solios Thermal to be successful in winning large cast house projects.
A good example of this was demonstrated when in 2003 - ALBA, one of the world’s leading aluminium producers, gave Solios Thermal the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to deliver when they awarded them the contract for turnkey supply of the casting lines for their Line 5 expansion. The scope of supply included 11 furnaces (two of them complete with electromagnetic stirrers), 3 Vertical Direct Chill (VDC) billet casters, 1 Continuous ingot caster and all interconnecting launders, associated degassing and filtration units. Alba’s financial risk was also considerably reduced by placing this turnkey order for the complete casting lines with a reliable experienced company and this helped the whole project to be completed inside Alba’s budget forecast.