Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Steel Co, Ltd. (VAMA) in Hunan province, China has ordered a combined pickling line and tandem cold-rolling mill from Siemens VAI Metals Technologies. The line is part of a new cold-rolling complex being erected at Loudi.

After the first stage of construction, the line will produce 1.5Mt/y of cold-rolled strip primarily for the automotive industry. The order price is within the mid-double-digit million euro range.

Start-up of the new pickling line and tandem cold-rolling mill is scheduled for mid 2014.