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Siemens: 210 Million Euro Order from Mexico for Steelworks Expansion


The Siemens Group Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) will expand the steel-production capacity and modernize the plate rolling mill of the Mexican steel producer, Altos Hornos de Mexico S.A.B. de C.V. (AHMSA), in Monclova. With this investment program AHMSA intends to expand its current plate production capacity from 500,000 metric tons to one million metric tons by 2009. The order volume amounts to 210 million euros (275 million US dollars). In order to ensure that emissions from the new melt shop will be kept to an absolute minimum, a state-of-the-art dedusting system will also be installed.

AHMSA is the only Mexican plate producer which is used in ship-building, the construction and petroleum industries and for the manufacture of machines, tools, pressure vessels and containers. In order to consolidate its leading position in the regional steel market, AHMSA commissioned the Metals Technologies Division (MT) of I&S to increase the output of its steel and plate-rolling mills. The project comprises the expansion of the steel work’s capacity, the related environmental facilities, the supply of a single-strand continuous slab caster with a capacity of 1.2 million metric tons per year, a new steckel mill in addition to all of the associated automation systems and the power and water-supply facilities.

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Metals Technologies (MT), a division of the Siemens Group Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S), is one of the world’s leading engineering and plant-building companies for the iron and steel industry as well as for the flat-rolling sector of the aluminum industry and for open-cast mining. MT, which was created from the integration of Voest-Alpine Industrieanlagenbau, Linz/Austria, and the electrical engineering product business and automation solutions of Siemens, provides a comprehensive range of supplies and services for all related technological processes and integrated automation solutions for the entire life-cycle of metallurgical plants.

The Siemens Group Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses its own products and systems and process technologies in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, airport logistics, postal automation, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services. In fiscal 2006 (to September 30) I&S employed a total of 36,200 people worldwide and achieved a total sales volume of EUR 8.819 billion.


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