The plant will produce flat strip for the beverage can industry in Yeongju, South Korea and is due to start production in 2013.

Siemens will supply all the electrical engineering and equipment, including the basic automation, the human-machine interface equipment and the associated sensor systems.

The technological control systems - with integrated gauge-, strip tension- and flatness control - are an important part of the automation equipment.

They are required to achieve the extremely tight manufacturing tolerances demanded for the end product.

The scope of supply also includes a Level 2 process computer, which will enable the presetting of the stands to be calculated online in advance on the basis of analytical mathematical models.

All the drive systems, which include main and ancillary motors, will be powered by three-phase current.

Siemens will install synchronous main motors for the stands and reels. Sinamics SM150 medium-voltage and S120 low-voltage converters will be used in the drives.

All the systems and components used will be taken from the integrated Siroll Alu solution platform for aluminium cold rolling mills.

Siemens has also recently secured Novelis contracts in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil and expanding the hot rolling mill in Ulsan, Korea.