LOI Inc. (Canonsburg, Pa.) has been awarded a contract by Morocco’s Maghreb Steel to supply equipment for the furnaces for a SMS Demag-supplied twin-stand steckel mill. The steckel mill furnaces will be fully automated and equipped with hot-air, low-NOx burners. Delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2008.

LOI Thermprocess GmbH has been awarded a contract for the supply of an HPH®-bell-type annealing plant for the annealing of low-alloy, cold-rolled steel strip coils. Chinese company Jiangsu Dajiang Metal Materials Co. awarded the contract. The plant will consist of 11 bases, six heating hoods and six cooling hoods with water-spray cooling systems. Commissioning is scheduled for March 2009.