ANDRITZ successfully starts up galvanizing line at Nucor Arkansas, USA

29 March 2022

International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the new galvanizing line supplied to Nucor Steel Arkansas in Hickman, Arkansas, USA.

The first galvanized coil was produced on schedule on December 16, 2021.

The new ANDRITZ state-of-the art galvanizing line has a capacity of 500,000 t/y and produces high-strength coated products for the automotive industry. ANDRITZ engineered the complete mechanical equipment, supplied electrical and automation equipment, and provided on-site installation and commissioning services.

After having achieved this major project milestone, ANDRITZ and NUCOR are now fine-tuning and optimizing the production process to achieve full production of top-quality products.

Nucor Corporation is the largest producer of steel and steel products in the United States and operates a total of over 300 facilities in North America, including 25 scrap-based steel mills that have an annual production capacity of more than 24,000,000 tons. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Nucor is also North America’s largest recycler – annually processing approximately 18 million tons of ferrous scrap to produce new steel that is 100% recyclable at the end of its useful life.

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. Technological leadership, global presence and sustainability are the cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 26,800 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Metals is – via the Schuler Group – one of the world’s leading suppliers of technologies, plants and digital solutions in metal forming. The product portfolio also includes automation and software solutions, process know-how, and service. In the metals processing segment, the business area offers innovative and market-leading solutions for the production and processing of flat products, for welding systems and furnaces, as well as services for the metals processing industry.