Gerdau Petersburg has recently awarded Russula two contracts to modernize areas in the structural steel mill. The purpose of the upgrade is to replace legacy electrical equipment with modern drives that will improve performance and spare parts availability.The Multidrive 400 that controls the motors from the cooling bed to the cold shear will be replaced with the modern ABB ACS880 series along with drive controlling one of the motors for the fixed cold saw. Russula will supply the drives, engineering, testing, and onsite services such as installation supervision, commissioning, and production support. Delivery of the equipment will begin in July 2022. Commissioning is scheduled for the fourth quarter.Located in Virginia in USA, the Gerdau Petersburg plant is a recycled scrap steel mill that specializes in the production of structural steels including Wide Flange Beams, H-Piling and PZC Sheet Piling. Together the meltshop and hot rolling mill produce 1 million ton per year.