Together with Aluminium Norf GmbH (Alunorf), located in Neuss, Germany, Siemens Metals Technologies will modernize the complete basic automation of hot strip mill no. 2. This involves converting the initial Simadyn-D-based equipment installed in 1994 to Simatic TDC without disrupting production. Siemens had previously received an order to modernize the main drives. The conversion work is scheduled to be completed by December 2015.