KYCR Coil Industries Ltd, Bangladesh, has ordered an upgrade for its existing CVC plus six-high reversing cold mill to a compact cold mill (CCM).

Originally installed in 2002, the company’s current plant has been producing high-quality cold rolled in the mill designed for thin-strip rolling. The plant has now been in operation for more than ten years, and this upgrade will increase KYCR’s annual production capacity to approximately 170kt. The upgrade will entail the addition of a second stand to the existing single stand reversing mill.

The first strip is scheduled to be rolled on the CCM as early as in the second half of 2014, and will be constructed by SMS Siemag.

Single-stand reversing cold mill at KYCR, Bangladesh, with the foundation prepared for the addition of a second stand.