Primetals Technologies will supply BaoWu Aluminium Technology Ltd. (BaoWu) an aluminum hot-rolling mill for the production of heavy plate and strip. The mill will have an annual production capacity of 300,000 metric tons and will be capable of processing all aluminum alloys in groups 1xxx to 8xxx, including aluminum alloys for aerospace and automotive applications. Commissioning id scheduled for the second half of 2020.
Primetals Technologies will be responsible for the overall mill design of the mechanical and electrical systems. The plant can produce heavy plate with a thickness of 0.47-9.8 inches (12-250 mm) and widths between 40 and 171 inches (1,020 and 4,350 mm).
The mill is the first major investment by BaoWu following its acquisition of Henan Tongren Aluminium Industry Co. Ltd. and shows its commitment to the aluminum sector.