First hot coil on the continuous annealing line built by Fives at Guangxi Steel
Fives and Guangxi Iron & Steel Group Co., part of WISCO group, successfully processed the first hot coil on a new continuous annealing line (CAL) on March 15, 2016, for the new 10 million ton plant located in Fangchenggang, in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region of China.
Fives designed and supplied the complete continuous annealing line with an annual capacity of 930,000 tons, dedicated to the production of a wide range of high value-added automotive steels, including advanced high strength steels (AHSS). The complete line includes Fives’ advanced proprietary technologies and equipment, such as an electrolytic degreasing section with a new separator technology, Stein Digiflex® vertical annealing furnace with the latest generation of AdvanTek® WRT 2.0 combustion systems and Flash Cooling® technologies, DMS SkinPass 6Hi, complete terminal equipment and a double scrap press.
Fives’ offer is complemented by an unrivalled automotive process, and by production know-how expertise from downstream to upstream operations, making it unique for the high-end automotive line market.
Guangxi Steel and Fives are also in the process of putting into operation two continuous galvanizing lines (CGL) with an annual capacity of 870,000 tons in total at the same Fangchenggang plant.