More power for modern grades of steel: Siemens to modernize main drives of Aperam’s hot rolling mill in Belgium
Siemens has won an order to replace the existing DC main drives of the finishing mill at Aperam’s stainless steel plant in Châtelet, Belgium with more powerful AC systems. This project is part of comprehensive modernization plans within Aperam’s Leadership JourneyTM to reduce costs and improve profitability. The drives will be modernized in seven stages during scheduled annual maintenance stoppages, completion is expected by the end of 2019. The first conversion work is planned for mid-2013.