The Italian industrial technology group Danieli has been contracted by Vietnamese steelmaker Ton Dong A Corporation to supply a new hot dip galvanising line (number six) for its new facility at Binh Dong in Vietnam.

The new line follows hot on the heels of other recent orders from Danieli including cold reversing mill number two, galvanizing line number five and cold reversing mill number one, installed in 2012.The new HDGL will have a total annual production capacity of 0.35Mt/yr and maximum process speeds from 180 mpm for GI products and up to 200 mpm for GL. The incoming strip, cold-rolled or pickled and oiled hot-rolled coils, will be in the thickness range from 0.25 mm to 2.5 mm and up to 1,250 mm in width.

The new line relies upon the knowledge and experience of several Danieli divisions including Danieli Wean United for the mechanics, Danieli Centro Combustion for the annealing furnace, Danieli Kohler for the Air Wiping System and Danieli Automation for software and process control.

The new line will be designed with future upgrades in mind and the aim is for both Ton Dong and Danieli to produce the first galvanised coil by the end of November 2017.