FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Buena Park, California, USA – April, 2008 – Almex has been awarded an order for two slab casting lines, one billet casting line and associated metal purification systems for a Greenfield primary casthouse at Lanzhou Liancheng Aluminium Company (a division of Chalco) in Liancheng, China. The casthouse is the largest single casthouse project undertaken by Chalco in recent years with an annual capacity of 250,000 tons wherein all key equipment orders are placed on one vendor. The project will include one 30 ton billet casting line with six billet sizes for production of 2000, 6000 and 7000 series alloys, one 40 ton slab line for 2000 and 7000 series alloys, and one 60 ton slab line for 1000, 3000 and 5000 series alloy slab production. The project is to be delivered on a fast track supply, with commissioning of the first line due within 12 months from order placement. The plant will operate with LARS® two rotor and LARS® three rotor metal purification systems, metal transfer systems, MEGA™ casting machines, EXCEL™ billet tooling, and CASTRIGHT II™ process control automation software.
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