DMS cold rolling mill revamping for Aperam Gueugnon

Fives revamped cold rolling mill at Aperam Gueugnon

Fives and Aperam Gueugnon (France) successfully implemented revamping of the DMS cold rolling mill TS06 dedicated to stainless steel strips.

Aperam, a leading stainless and specialty steel producer, entrusted Fives to revamp its cold rolling mill at the Gueugnon plant in order to improve production capacity. The revamping project covered complete modernization of the DMS 20Hi cold rolling mill, including design, manufacturing, trial assembly in Fives’ workshop, site erection and commissioning. The modernization featured different aspects: quality improvement with a better flatness control and roll force management, as well as operator safety. Almost all of the equipment were changed including the supply of new mechanical and hydraulic systems. 

The close cooperation and partnership with the client enabled to take the challenges of the project: technical complexity and tight time schedule. The start-up was on time, with the first coil being successfully processed on August 18, 2017. 

Fives has been specializing in DMS cold rolling mill design and manufacturing for more than 60 years, being a technological pioneer and a partner for many international steelmakers worldwide. Fives has already successfully revamped the DMS 20Hi cold rolling mill TS04 for the same Aperam plant in Gueugnon in 2008.