Uganda’s leading steel maker Roofings Rolling Mills has relied on Danieli by giving the order for its cold-strip capacity and product portfolio expansion. The new cold-rolling mill, hot-dip galvanizing, color-coating and side-trimming line will be installed in Kampala in Uganda, partially at the existing site and partially in a new, nearby building, taking advantage of the existing transportation infrastructure. The investment will allow Roofings to produce an additional 100,000 tonnes per year of galvanized coils and 50,000 tonnes per year of painted coils, in an efficient and ecological way.Danieli will supply the complete mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and automation equipment. The single-stand cold-reversing mill will be equipped with heavy-duty positive & negative bending and ultrafast HAGC control to obtain impressive thickness tolerances. Advanced automation will allow superior performances in terms of product quality and productivity, consistently.The hot-dip galvanizing line will feature Danieli Kohler X-jet gas wiping system ensuring coating with excellent uniformity at 160 meters per minute.The high-production, color-coating line will feature Danieli Fata Hunter chemical and paint coaters and catenary-type prime and finish ovens, which will deliver the requested high-quality coating and visual results.Danieli Automation will provide full electric and automation systems including Level 1, making use of the powerful IPC-based HiPAC platform, and Level 2 to handle plant process setup and reporting functionalities.The same modular automation architecture applied to the new mill and lines will ease the management by maintenance engineers and plant operators for production and maintenance.The facility is scheduled to go on stream by mid 2024, making Roofings the largest and most modern cold-strip complex operating in East and Central Africa.