ANDRITZ has been awarded an order to supply a new walking-beam furnace to the Donawitz plant of voestalpine Schiene GmbH of Austria, Europe’s leading supplier of railroad tracks. ANDRITZ Maerz will supply the turnkey furnace plant with an output of 185 tons/hour. The plant includes steel structure, refractory lining, transport system, combustion system, instrumentation and control system, mathematical furnace model to optimize the various furnace processes, buffer bed with separating systems, feed conveyor with automatic billet identification, and a complete hot water cooling plant. Start-up is scheduled for the beginning of 2016.