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Major Order from Turkey: Siemens VAI to Expand Steel Rolling and Processing Capacity for Borçelik Çelik Sanayii Ticaret


The Turkish steel producer Borçelik Çelik Sanayii Ticaret A.Ş. awarded Siemens Metals Technologies a contract to increase the rolling and processing capacity of its cold-rolling mill complex located at Gemlik. The project includes the supply of a new reversing mill and galvanizing line as well as the upgrading of the existing pickle line. Following the start-up of the new and modernized facilities scheduled for September and October 2008, Borçelik Çelik Sanayii Ticaret A.Ş. will be able to increase its output of processed products from 900,000 to 1,500,000 t/a. The contract value for Siemens is around EUR 42 millions.

Borçelik Çelik Sanayii Ticaret A.Ş., a large flat-steel producer in Turkey, is located in Gemlik, an industrial complex situated on Marmara Sea approximately 70 km south of Istanbul. On the basis of externally purchased hot-rolled coils the company sells pickled and oiled hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, full-hard steel and hot-dip galvanized steel to the domestic and international markets. As part of a major investment program, the processing capacity at the Gemlik complex will be increased from 900,000 to 1,500,000 t/a to supply sheet products to the building and household-appliances industries.

The project includes the supply of a single-stand reversing mill capable of rolling 450,000 t/a at a rolling speed of up to 1,200 meters per minute, a galvanizing line with a processing capacity of 350,000 t/a at a processing speed of 170 meters per minute and the modernization of the existing pickle line, which was originally supplied by the company Clecim, now part of Siemens Metals Technologies, in 1994.

The scope of supplies and services encompasses the design, detailed engineering and supply all mechanical, electrical and automation equipment, operational spare parts in addition to erection and commissioning supervision.

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Metals Technologies (MT), a division of the Siemens Group Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) Group, 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 total sales of EUR 8.819 billion.


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