International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Jiuquan Iron and Steel (Group) Co Ltd of China to supply a new, high-capacity pickling and galvanizing line for hot-rolled carbon steel strip. The ANDRITZ scope of supplies and services comprises the engineering, equipment supply, supervision of erection, and commissioning of the complete pickling and galvanizing line, including the electrical and automation equipment. With ANDRITZ’s state-of-the-art, sustainable technologies, this line will produce hot-dip galvanized or ZM-coated (zinc-aluminum-magnesium) flat steel. Start-up of the line is planned for the end of 2023.In 2004, ANDRITZ delivered and successfully commissioned a hot annealing and pickling line and a cold annealing and pickling line for stainless steel for Jiuquan Iron and steel (Group). This was followed by two 20-high cold-rolling mills delivered in 2006. Additionally, ANDRITZ has performed various upgrades and modernizations on existing lines.Established in China in 1958, Jiuquan Iron and Steel (Group) initially pursued coordinated development in six industrial sectors: iron and steel, nonferrous metals, electric energy, equipment manufacturing, producer services, and modern agriculture. The iron and steel industry has an annual production capacity of 11.05 million tonnes of crude steel, including 1.2 million tonnes of stainless steel.