LOI Thermprocess GmbH (Essen, Germany; www.loi.de) has been awarded a contract from voestalpine Austria Draht for a new bell-type annealing plant for the spheroidizing of rolled wire. The plant, which is to be installed at the Donawitz rolling mill, will consist of two annealing bases, a heating hood and a jet cooling hood and is to be installed in a newly constructed building next to the existing annealing shop. A protective atmosphere of 100% nitrogen will be used. Production of the new plant is scheduled to start in July 2005.