German industrial furnace producer LOI Thermprocess has received a contract from Turkey. The steel company Eregli Iron & Steel has ordered a HPH© (high-pressure hydrogen) bell-type annealing plant with a capacity of 400,000 tonnes for annealing steel strip coils. LOI will be supplying 22 annealing bases, 11 heating hoods and 10 cooling hoods. Each batch will consist of steel coils with a maximum diameter of 2100mm (6.9 ft), a stack height of up to 5200mm (17 ft) and a maximum stack weight of 120 tonnes. Start-up is scheduled for February 2007. For more information on LOI: http://www.loi.de/en/index.html.

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