MINO S.p.A. of Italy (hereinafter “MINO”) are proud to announce the contract awarded by ElvalHalcor Hellenic Copper and Aluminium Industry S.A. of Greece (hereinafter “ELVAL”) for a new high speed, Six-high Cold Rolling Mill.
The new powerful, over 2m wide, Six-high Cold Rolling Mill is part of ELVAL’s expansion plan of its aluminum rolling operation in Oinofyta, Viotia (Greece). This investment will allow ELVAL to utilize up to an extra 150 thousand tons/year of the additional hot rolling capacity at the Oinofyta plant, which will more than double, following the installation of the new four-stand tandem hot finishing rolling mill by April 2020.
Furthermore, it reinforces ELVAL’s commitment to provide more sustainable world-class aluminium products and solutions, contributing towards a circular economy.
Contract signature between Mr. Lampros Varouchas,
Managing Director of ElvalHalcor Aluminium Division and
Mr. Cesare Pettazzi, President of MINO.
The need to target different products for diverse applications, led ELVAL to specify the request of a Cold Mill that could achieve cutting edge performances whilst achieving a high level of production flexibility and adaptability.
MINO’s has risen to the challenge by providing the latest evolution of its Six-high Mill solution that is the result of many years of experience in supplying and commissioning Six-high Mills for the world’s flat product’s industry, thus satisfying the market’s most demanding applications in terms of strip quality and productivity.
Alongside the latest Six-high Mill stand design, MINO will supply an advanced and high performance process control system incorporating the latest generation of MINO Process Control’s AVANTItm TCS system for AGC/AFC control, which includes unique model based predictive control algorithms.
This is accompanied by powerful AC main drives and controls, also engineered in-house by MINO Automation, for precise operation at high rolling speeds.
The Mill will be supplied with a state-of-the-art solution for coil preparation, automatic coil handling, automatic spool transfer, pup coil disposal and roll coolant filtration, to provide highly efficient and reliable operation of the Mill. Additionally, the Mill will be equipped with advanced sensors and monitoring systems, such as bearings temperature control, strip temperature control, vibration monitoring and control system, edge cracking detection. All these systems will be designed and supplied by MINO from within its Automation Division.
Typical MINO Six-high Cold Mill for Aluminium during pre-assembly in MINO’s Alessandria workshop
About ELVAL/MINO cooperation
The cooperation between MINO and ELVAL dates back for three decades, when MINO began its relationship with an award for comprehensive revamp of a cold mill and a tandem mill installed in their UK based company: Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd., based in Shropshire, England.
During the same period, MINO also supplied four rolling mills and a milling line for copper and brass strip to their Halcor’s plant, Sofiamed, based in Bulgaria.
More recently, MINO were awarded a complete rebuild project at Bridgnorth where a pre-owned cold mill was relocated from Spain to the site and completely modernized. The rolling mill was re-designed to roll thin gauge products for lithographic products.
Later, in 2015 and 2018, MINO successfully undertook two further revamping projects in the ELVAL plant in Greece: a cold rolling mill for canstock production and a thin strip cold rolling mill.
ELVAL is the aluminium rolling division of ElvalHalcor S.A., one of the leading aluminium rolling manufacturers worldwide. For almost 50 years, ELVAL has been recognised as a trusted partner and innovative aluminium manufacturer, with a broad portfolio of quality products for the packaging, construction, shipbuilding, automotive, energy, industrial and HVAC markets. Through an established global commercial network across 21 countries, ELVAL exports approximately 80% of its production to more than 60 countries and offers reliable and competitive solutions that meet the requirements of the most demanding global customers.
For more information about ELVAL, please visit the website www.elval.com