SynopsisInternational technology group ANDRITZ has secured an order from ArcelorMittal in France to provide a state-of-the-art reversible 6-high cold rolling mill. This mill will process high-grade non-oriented silicon steel strip, crucial for manufacturing compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient traction motors for electric mobility. It forms a vital component of ArcelorMittal's new electrical steel production complex in Mardyck, northern France, aiming to meet demanding quality standards.ArticleIn a significant development, the international technology group ANDRITZ has received a notable order from ArcelorMittal in France. The order pertains to the supply of a cutting-edge reversible 6-high cold rolling mill designed for processing high-grade non-oriented silicon steel strip. This specialized steel strip finds critical applications in the production of compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient traction motors used in electric mobility solutions.The forthcoming rolling mill assumes a pivotal role within ArcelorMittal's ambitious plans for its new production facility dedicated to electrical steels. This facility is strategically located in Mardyck, situated in northern France.The ANDRITZ 6-high cold rolling mill boasts impressive capabilities, including high roll force, roll torque, and bending forces, all achieved with relatively small work roll diameters. Furthermore, it incorporates advanced process instrumentation and an exceptionally adaptable cooling and strip-drying strategy. These features are instrumental in ensuring that ArcelorMittal can meet the stringent quality requirements for the final product while maintaining a high level of production efficiency.One notable aspect of this mill is its capacity to roll strip widths of up to 1,450 mm, yielding a minimum finished material gauge of 0.2 mm. This level of versatility positions it as a key asset in ArcelorMittal's pursuit of producing advanced electrical steels.The scope of ANDRITZ's involvement encompasses the comprehensive design and supply of both mechanical and electrical equipment. Additionally, ANDRITZ will oversee the installation and startup processes to ensure seamless integration into ArcelorMittal's operations. The core equipment will undergo pre-assembly and rigorous testing at the ANDRITZ workshop in Hemer, Germany.ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products stands as the largest producer of flat steel in Europe. The company's commitment to producing electrical steels for automotive applications is further bolstered by the establishment of the new complex in Mardyck, complementing its existing plant in Saint Chély.ConclusionANDRITZ's forthcoming delivery of a state-of-the-art 6-high cold rolling mill to ArcelorMittal, France, represents a significant step in advancing the production of high-grade non-oriented silicon steel strip. This specialized steel is integral to the creation of compact and energy-efficient traction motors for electric mobility. The mill's impressive capabilities, including precision and flexibility, align perfectly with ArcelorMittal's quest for top-tier electrical steel production. This collaboration underscores the importance of cutting-edge technology in the steel industry's evolution.