Outokumpu Stainless awarded SMS Demag a contract for the modernization of its Degerfors, Sweden, heavy-plate mill. The order comprises the supply of a hot and cold plate leveler and finishing shop. The new hot plate leveler will have nine leveling rolls. SMS Demag will also provide the electrical equipment and automation system for these facilities. Outokumpu aims to boost its production and improve the flatness of its plates with this project, which will be completed in 2011.