OTO complete tube mills for a leading steel producer in Europe
SSAB Europe, a leading steel producer of high-quality strip, plate and tube products, has entrusted Fives, a global engineering group, with design, production and supply of two complete OTO tube mill lines.
Aimed at efficiency improvement, SSAB Europe has been investing to modernize tube production lines at its Hämeenlinna facility in Finland to widen its product range and increase premium tubular output.
Fives will design, manufacture, supply and commission two complete OTO tube mill lines for welded tubes, ranging from 16mm up to 130mm in diameter. The mill lines will be designed to process high grade yield carbon steel to produce tubes with 8mm maximum thickness for automotive applications. The scope of supply includes fully automatic entry lines, forming and sizing section with quick change, tools and cut-off units.
Fives’ proposal featured innovative technical solutions and production flexibility to meet highly customized advanced technology equipment requirements, as well as tight scheduling. OTO tube mill lines will be designed and preassembled at Fives’ plant in Boretto, Italy and delivered to Hämeenlinna’s in 2019-2020.
Fives has been a long-term partner of SSAB, and recently has been contracted to modernize the continuous annealing line in SSAB’s Borlänge plant in Sweden.
Fives has been specializing in design and supply of high-performance OTO mill lines, featuring robust and safe design and advanced manufacturing techniques for almost 40 years.