TMEIC GE joined China Steel Corporation (CSC) in celebration of 100Mt of rolled steel from its 1730mm Hot Strip Mill (HSM) #1 coil producing line.

The HSM#1 mill, located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is one of four hot flat rolling production lines in the CSC group, Taiwan’s only integrated steelmaker and slab producer.

TMEIC GE’s Wlodzimierz Filipczyk, Manager, Performance Analysis and Development, presented CSC chairman and CEO Jo- chi Tsou and CSC president Jack Ou with a book and plaque commemorating the production achievement and 30 years of cooperation between the two companies.

The HSM#1 was originally built in 1982, by Japanese Mitsubishi Heavy Industries using General Electric electrical and automation equipment.

The mill began production with two reheating furnaces, standalone vertical edger, one reversing roughing mill with two edgers, six stand finishing mill, and two down coilers.

The mill has undergone several major upgrades to modernise its electrical and automation equipment and to expand production.

The latest modernisation project was in 2003, when upgrades to the mechanical and electrical equipment were implemented both on the entry and exit side of the rolling mill.

GE Industrial Systems (now TMEIC-GE Automation Systems) has been fully involved in all modernisation projects since 1982.