Firma China Steel Corp., Kaohsiung, Taiwan, awarded LOI Thermprocess GmbH a contract for the supply of a bell-type annealing plant with 20 annealing bases, 11 heating hoods and seven cooling hoods. The plant, which will include a bypass cooling system, is to be designed for a maximum coil diameter of 1,880 mm, a maximum stack height of 4,650 mm and a charge weight of up to 90 t. The fuel will be coke oven gas. The plant will be used for annealing thin steel sheet, and five units will be designed to allow high-temperature annealing at temperatures up to 850 C. Commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2004.