A three-stand finishing line will be added to the plant and the first strip will be rolled in July 2013.

The project is aimed at boosting capacity and enabling future production of high-grade aluminum strip.

The hot rolling mill had previously consisted of a single reversing stand with two coilers and secondary systems.

Siemens is supplying the mechanical and electrical equipment for the three-stand tandem rolling mill including a coiler and a coil handling system.

In future, the existing reversing stand will function as a roughing mill. Lightweight cropping shears will also be installed in the entry to the finishing line.