Badische Stahlwerke GmbH, Kehl, Germany has selected Siemens VAI to undertake an extensive upgrade for its wire rod rolling line. The automation system of the two-strand wire rod mill will be thoroughly modernized, and two new rod outlets will be installed. The aim is to achieve greater efficiency and to adapt the mill to market requirements. The order value is in the medium double-digit million Euro range. The project will be carried out in three phases and will be finished in early 2014.