The Spanish company Exlabesa Extrusion Padron SL has ordered a continuous homogenizing furnace with air cooling station, long billet stacker, billet saw, semi-automatic strapping and automatic weighing station from Hertwich Engineering, a company of SMS group, for its extrusion plant in La Coruña. The plant is scheduled to start production at the end of 2018.

The long-standing aluminium rolling mill in Amorebieta, Spain which has been operating under the name Aludium ( since 2015, has ordered an Ecomelt PS-275 multi chamber melting furnace with preheat shaft for clean and contaminated scrap from Hertwich Engineering, an SMS Group company. This investment sees the plant adapting to the growing amount of recycled material available. The new multi chamber melting furnace will go into operation in spring 2019.

Hertwich sets the trend for combined operation of continuous and batch homogenising furnaces

Hammerer Aluminium Industries Santana S. R. L., based in Santana, Romania  has ordered a second homogenising plant consisting of two batch furnaces, a cooling station and handling equipment from Hertwich Engineering, a subsidiary of the SMS group. Commissioning is scheduled for February 2018.

Hertwich provides second continuous homogenising plant

Talum d.d. based in the Slovenian town of Kidričevo has ordered a continuous homogenising furnace and a helical ultrasonic testing station from Hertwich. The new plant will start operation in July 2018 and will almost double the homogenising capacity of the group.

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) is currently expanding its primary aluminium production capacity with Line 6 Expansion Project. Upon the full ramp-up of Potline 6 in 2019, the Company’s smelter capacity will be increased by more than 50 percent to 1.5 million tons a year. This investment will make Alba one of the largest aluminium smelters in the world.

Impol d.o.o. based in Slovenska Bistrica in Slovenia has placed an order for a stationary melting furnace and charging equipment for a melting rate of six to eight tons an hour with Hertwich Engineering, a company of the SMS group. It will be part of a new casting plant for rolling ingots due to start operation in May 2018.

TRIMET Aluminium SE is replacing the 30-year-old batch homogenising furnaces at its Essen production facility with a modern continuous homogenisation unit from Hertwich Engineering, a company of the SMS group. The new unit – the second of its type at this location –  is due to go into operation in September 2017.

Emirates Global Aluminium has placed an order for the supply of an additional batch homogenizing furnace for the heat treatment of billets with Hertwich Engineering, a company of the SMS group. Including this new unit, which will go into operation at the end of 2017, a total of five batch furnaces of this type will be operating at EGA's Jebel Ali plant and two at EGA's Al Taweelah smelter.

Super Alloy Industrial Co. Ltd. (SAI), located in Dou-Liu City, Taiwan, has placed an order with Hertwich Engineering for the supply of a compact remelt plant for Aluminium billets in sizes up to Maximum 305 mm Diameter and 7,000 mm length. The plant is designed for a capacity of 40,000 tonnes per year and shall be commissioned in September 2017.

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