Steuler wins order worth millions from German steel industry
Steuler recently received an order from WDI for the planning and construction of a fully automatic tunnel pickling plant for steel wires.The order is worth over 10 mn euros.
Höhr-Grenzhausen/Germany (Steuler) – Steuler Anlagenbau, a medium-sized company based in Höhr-Grenzhausen (Germany), recently received an order from wire manufacturer Westfälische Drahtindustrie (WDI) for the planning and construction of a fully automatic tunnel pickling plant for steel wires. The order is worth over 10 mio. euros. The new facility at WDI’s Hamm/Westphalia site is scheduled to commence production in the third quarter of 2020. The new pickling plant will have an annual capacity of approximately 550,000t of different grades of carbon steel, making it the largest continuous pickling plant in the world once it has been commissioned. However, the customer, WDI, had not originally planned this investment in a new plant – around Easter 2019, welding work caused a major fire in Hamm which completely destroyed the existing 40-year-old pickling plant and made an urgent replacement necessary. This major contract will also involve the participation of the Steuler Group’s Linings division: Surface Protection Linings will supply and install approximately 3,000m² of floor coatings and Bekaplast linings.