International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Ternium in Pesquería near Monterrey in Nuevo León in Mexico to supply a new high-end push pickling line, designed for advanced high-strength steel grades. The new line will have an annual capacity of 550,000 tonnes and will be used mainly for the automotive and home appliance industry. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2024. ANDRITZ scope of supply comprises the complete mechanical strip transport equipment with high precision leveler for PPL, complete automation packages Level 1 & Level 2. The high-end processing line is equipped with the latest ANDRITZ process technology, including high-turbulence hydrochloric acid pickling, compact rinsing and drying sections specially designed for push pickling lines. Main features 1. Push pickling line capable to process extra wide strips 2. High precision leveler for best possible flatness correction 3. Polypropylene pickling and rinsing tank for easy installation and maintenance according to the latest ANDRITZ technology 4. Specially designed compact edge blower and dryer Ternium Industrial Center, in Pesqueria, is one of the most modern industrial complexes in the world. This facility in northeastern Mexico began operations in 2013. This push pickling line is part of Ternium’s newest investments for its development plans in the Americas The investment program consists of a new cold rolling mill, a hot-dip galvanizing line, a push-pull pickling line and new finishing lines with total capital investment of approximately USD 1 billion. Ternium's expected start-up of operations is in the first half of 2024.