Siemens VAI Metals Technologies received an order for a 50-ton vacuum oxygen decarburization (VOD) plant with mechanical vacuum pumps from voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH, part of the Steel Division of voestalpine Corp. The Austrian company is supplementing its facilities in Linz for secondary metallurgical processing of cast steels for demanding applications in the energy and machine-building industries. The new VOD plant, which is expected to be operational by the end of the year, completes the secondary metallurgical processing options of the voestalpine foundry in Linz.