ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA placed an order with SMS Demag for the complete supply of a hot-strip annealing and pickling line for its facility in Calvert, Ala. This line is an integral part of a new cold-rolling mill for stainless steel that is being erected by ThyssenKrupp. The main purpose of the line, which is designed for an annual production of 750,000 tons, is to manufacture hot strip for the production of cold strip. The hot strip will also be utilized for tube and pipe production.

SMS Demag has also been awarded a contract by Tata Steel (India) for the supply of an X-Melt® converter meltshop and a CSP® plant. The order comprises the supply of the mechanical equipment and the X-Pact® electrical and automation systems. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for the end of 2010.