Ma’anshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (Masteel) awarded Fives a turnkey contract to revamp a continuous galvanizing line (CGL) to produce quality coated products. The existing CGL at the company’s site in the Anhui province of China can produce 350,000 metric tons per year of zinc-coated products. Once revamped, it will be able to deliver corrosion-resistant ZnAlMg-coated (zinc-aluminum-magnesium) steel sheet.

Fives will design and supply of a Stein horizontal furnace, and modify the after-pot cooling tower and a post-treatment section equipped with a new hot air dryer and air coolers. The challenge is to integrate the new furnace into the existing line. Fives will use a modular-concept furnace to minimize the production stoppage and will provide a dedicated team for start-up and production ramp-up.

The first coil is scheduled to be produced by the end of 2020.