GE Power Conversion wins electrical equipment contract for thyssenkrupp’s hot rolling mill

GE Power Conversion has bagged a contract from BUMA engineering & Anlagenbau, an Austrian mechanical supplier, for installing electrical equipment for a new descaling spray at the WBW2 hot rolling mill of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe in Duisburg, Germany.

The contract won by the subsidiary of General Electric (GE) is worth around $3.6 million.

A new descaling plant for the hot rolling mill to be developed and installed by BUMA will come in the place of the existing descaler ZW2 directly upstream of the finishing mill.

Descaling after the installation of the new plant can be performed with a three-fold higher water pressure, said GE.

According to the US conglomerate, electrical installation by GE Power Conversion will begin next month, while pump house equipment will be delivered and installed in May 2022.

The functional test of pump house equipment is scheduled to be undertaken in June/July 2022, followed by the final installation and commissioning of descaler ZW2 in August 2022.

Jörg Nuttelmann — GE Power Conversion Germany General Manager said: “We are proud that we have won the order for the delivery of the electrical equipment for the new descaling plant for thyssenkrupp Steel Europe. We look forward to the new partnership with Buma engineering & Anlagenbau GmbH and to the technical challenges we will overcome with our expertise and know-how.”

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