Wuhan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (Wisco) in the Chinese city of Wuhan has awarded a contract to modernise the cooling section in the hot strip rolling mill No.

New Power Cooling headers will be installed, the laminar cooling headers will be partly replaced with Turbo Laminar Cooling headers and the software cooling model will be updated to state of the art.

The higher cooling rates achievable will enable Wisco to produce additional steel grades, in particular for the automotive industry and pipeline construction. At the same time, the use of expensive alloying agents can be reduced thanks to improved strip cooling.

The work has been awarded to Siemens Metals Technologies and will be completed in February 2015.