Siemens receives FAC for extended Aluminum hot-strip mill at Novelis in Korea


Production capacity more than doubles
Less than two years to first coil
Final strip thickness down to 1,8 millimeters
Tolerances are further reduced

In February, Siemens received the final acceptance certificate for the extension of an aluminum hot strip mill of Novelis Korea Ltd. in Ulsan. The first coil had been rolled in the third quarter of 2013 within two years from the date of contract effectiveness. The existing twin-coiling hot-reversing mill line, built by Siemens in 1993 was expanded to include a light gauge shear and three-stand hot-finishing mill. The objective of the expansion project was to more than double production capacity, achieve lower end thicknesses and further improve overall product quality, to meet the increasing demand for high-quality aluminum automotive sheet.