SMS Demag in Germany ( has been awarded a contract from China Steel Corp. (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) for the supply of an integrated solution comprising the mechanical equipment and automation system for a new electrical steel annealing and coating line. Starting in 2007, China Steel Corp. (CSC) will use its new annealing and coating line to produce high-grade silicon steel strip ranging in finish gauges from 0.3 to 0.7 mm and in widths from 600 to 1,300 mm. The line was specifically designed for CSC?s process route for the production of non grain-oriented electrical steel. Production of the first coil is scheduled for June 2007.