Siemens to modernize pickling line for ArcelorMittal Asturias in Avilés


•   Capacity will be increased to 1.8 million metric tons per annum

•   The modernization will pay back within two years

•   A new line layout will make work safer

Spanish steel producer ArcelorMittal Asturias has awarded Siemens Metals Technologies an order to completely modernize the pickling line at its Avilés plant. The aims of the project are to increase the capacity of the pickling line from 1.5 to 1.8 million metric tons per annum, and to further improve working safety. The revamp will be performed during short planned downtimes. The modernized line is scheduled to be operational at the end of 2015, and pay back within two years.