China’s FuYang JingDing Non-Ferrous Metal Material Ltd., a manufacturer of high-quality steel pipes, placed an order with Germany’s SMS Meer for the supply of a plant for the production of copper wire rod. The continuous casting and rolling plant will be installed at a new plant in Fu Jang City. The annual production capacity is 150,000 tons of high-quality copper wire rod produced from copper cathodes. The line is designed for an output of 25 tons/hour. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011.

The plant comprises a newly designed gas control system of the SMS Meer shaft melting furnace, providing high melting capacity with lower gas consumption rates. The 12-stand rolling mill with individual frequency-controlled, power-saving AC drives and integrated coil compactor and foil-packing equipment reduces the plant size to the required dimensions.