Pomina 2 Steel Corporation, part of Pomina Steel, one of the largest steel manufacturers in Vietnam, has awarded a new cold rolling mill complex to Tenova.

Tenova won the contract because of past associations with the Pomina Group, which include two Consteel EAFs.

The cold complex layout in the Ba Ria Vung Tau Province of Vietnam, has been designed to optimise coil storage, material flow and facility productivity to meet the needs of an expanding company.

According to Tenova, the project has been conceived to offer a sustainable solution by minimising waste emissions in the acid regeneration plant in line with stringent regulations for the cold rolling mill complex as a whole.

The project includes a push-pull pickling line with acid regeneration plant, a six-high cold reversing mill, a roll grinder, a hot dip galvanising line and a colour coating line. The envisaged total production is 375kt/yr of high quality pre-painted galvanised and cold rolled coils, with the provision of future expansion to almost double capacity.

The incoming hot-rolled strip has a width up to 1250mm with thicknesses ranging from 1.6mm to 4mm. The output strip will have a thickness ranging from 3mm to 0.2 mm.

Both the cold rolling mill and the hot dip galvanising line have been designed to offer the client up-to-date technological solutions in the market. The cold rolling mill has a maximum rolling speed of 1400m/min with automatic gauge, flatness control systems and multi-zone cooling. The hot dip galvanising line will be equipped with Tenova's own air knife system, offering a complete in-house technological package.

The plant, which will be fully operative by the end of 2018, allows Pomina 2 to produce flat products for the domestic and external market.