A first for John Cockerill Industry: a Cold Rolling Mill in Spain!

October 03rd 2022

The Cold Rolling Mill supplied by John Cockerill Industry to a Spanish client, produced its first coil. What is more: defect free, saleable & with perfect build-up.

Though John Cockerill, along with the rest of the world, was deeply affected by the Covid pandemic, our Erection & Commissioning team remained on site, all while staying focused on helping this Spanish client to bounce back right after the Covid setback.
Therefore, the erection of the new 6Hi Cold Rolling Mill (6Hi CRM) only started in late 2021. The fact that the project has finally been crowned with success makes us all the happier. The production of the first coil, and the successful running of the mill at its maximum speed of 1200mpm, as off the seventh coil roll-out, are the visible signs of this success.

The design of the CRM eliminates safety concerns including safety fencing all around the area for the safe operation of the mill. Its process and optimized rolling parameters lead to improved surface finish and shape performance, as well as thickness reduction of the produced strip. This is the first mill to be erected in the European Union by John Cockerill Industry and underlines our desire to consistently provide quality in every project we undertake across our global organization.

Sébastien Roussel, Executive President John Cockerill Industry, shared his satisfaction with the Commissioning Team: “Great Work! Congratulations to the entire Project Team involved. This is a very important project milestone that has been achieved despite the encountered difficulties, and the worldwide pandemic. Let’s continue to provide this type of good work on all our projects.