Ningbo Baoxin Stainless Steel Co. Ltd., Ningbo, China, a company of the Baosteel Group, awarded LOI Thermprocess GmbH, Essen Germany, a contract for a high performance hydrogen bell-type annealing plant for the heat treatment of hot rolled, stainless steel strip. The plant will consist of three annealing bases, two heating hoods and two cooling hoods, which were completely supplied by LOI. The plant will be equipped with a ProView control system, which also will be used to control the existing bases at the facility. The ProView control computer system developed by LVE Verfahrenselektronik GmbH, a member of the LOI Group, ensures fully automated temperature control during the annealing cycle.