NEW YORK Chinese steel
pipe producer Wuhu Xinxing Ductile Iron Pipes Co. Ltd. has
awarded Austrias Siemens VAI Metals Technologies GmbH a
contract to supply a rod mill for its plant in Wuhu City,
The rod mill will allow the
company to enter the high-quality and specialty steel markets,
and will extend its product portfolio to include rod products
ranging from 5- to 22-millimeter diameters.
The project is expected to start
up in late 2012.
Wuhu Xinxing produces 2.6
million tonnes of ductile iron pipe and fittings, reinforcing
bar and steel grating annually.