LOI Thermprocess GmbH is adding three HPH® (high-performance hydrogen) annealing bases, two heating hoods and two cooling hoods to the existing bell-type annealing plant of Ornasteel Enterprise in Malaysia. The plant is used for annealing cold-rolled steel strip in a hydrogen atmosphere.

In other news, LOI received a follow-up contract for the modernization of a bell-type annealing base at the cold-rolling mill of Sandvik Materials Technologie (Sweden). In addition, LOI is set to modernize 10 annealing bases and five heating hoods for Arcelor Eisenhuttenstadt GmbH (Germany) by the end of 2007.