Tenova and Chalco Ruimin, a company belonging to Aluminium Corporation of China (Chinalco), officially signed the Final Acceptance Certificates for a continuous annealing line and a chemical pre-treatment line for processing aluminium strip coils.
The new plant is located in the Fuzhou Economic Technical Development Area, on China’s South Eastern Coast.
The total production rate for the continuous annealing line is 100,000 tonnes per year, with a process speed of 80 metres per minute. The chemical line production rate is 120,000 tonnes per year, with a process speed of 60 metres per minute.
According to Tenova, both lines are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies for producing qualities and grades requested by automotive and aerospace industry top applications.
Tenova exceeded Chalco’s expectations by commissioning and starting-up both lines well ahead of the planned schedule. The early start-up was achieved due to the excellent installation work as well as to the efficient and effective commissioning process.
“This project confirms Tenova’s experience and reliability in supplying leading technologies and plants for the aluminium and steel strip processing industry,” commented Nicola Cavero, Senior Vice President Tenova Italimpianti.
“With more than 10 reference plants supplied in the last few years for auto and aerospace highest grades applications, Tenova confirms its leading position in the market.”
“In the next couple of years, several additional lines we are currently supplying will start their production, further strengthening our leading position. We are ready to continue to provide our customers with our experience and our technology,” concluded Ms Cavero.