POMINI Long Rolling Mills has been contracted by the Swedish producer Ovako for the modernization project of its rolling mill for special steels located in Hällefors in Örebro County. With an annual capacity of 400,000 tonnes of straight and coiled bars, the rolling mill processes high-value special steel bars whose final applications are mainly the automotive, mining and energy sectors, as well as other manufacturing industries. The investment aims to improve the flexibility and sustainability of mill operation. The commissioning of the equipment is scheduled for the second half of 2023.Including both mechanical and electrical equipment, the main project scope consists in partially replacing the existing roughing train with four housing-less RedRing series 5 stands arranged in horizontal & vertical configuration, complete with gear reducing units. The new RedRing roughing stands allow for the billet temperature before rolling to be lowered, which will contribute to reduced carbon emissions and energy savings. New shearing equipment is also supplied.Included in the project is PriSense, the POMINI Long Rolling Mills proprietary system for effective predictive maintenance, which comprises components and software. The scope is completed by operational change parts, spare parts, and fluid systems, main motors with drives, automation integration and additional engineering services. POMINI Long Rolling Mills will also provide advisory services for erection and commissioning.