JANUARY 2015 - OARC Final Acceptance - The Oman Aluminium Rolling Company (OARC), owned by Takamul Investment Company, based in Sohar (Oman) and constructed by FATA EPC (a division of FATA S.p.A.), successfully concluded its extensive final IPPT (Integrated Plant Performance Tests) Program in November 2014.
OARC has produced coils across all product ranges and have now begun their ramp-up to full production.
The OARC Plant is a state-of-the-art, world-class light gauge sheet rolling facility with a capacity of 140,000 tonnes per year. It includes a Hazelett Twin Belt Caster which provides unique metallurgical properties that benefit customers in their business applications of aluminium sheet products. The successful combination of the industry leading technology of the Hazelett belt caster with the state-of-the-art Hot Rolling, Cold Rolling and Finishing Equipment supplied by FATA Hunter (another division of FATA S.p.A.) allows OARC to provide its customers value added products and generate long term, sustainable employment opportunities in Oman.
During a brief ceremony held in Sohar on January 21 Mr. Ron Marchbanks, CEO of OARC, and Mr. Anthony Tropeano, CEO of FATA EPC and FATA Hunter, exchanged commemorative plaques to express the companies’ mutual thankfulness for the successful completion of the Project.
Mr. Andrea Lombardi, CEO of FATA S.p.A., conveyed his sincere appreciation and thanks to the OARC and FATA Teams for their joint efforts, professionalism and dedication.
FATA S.p.A. is a leading diversified group of companies active in the field of industrial plant engineering and construction. Its headquarters are located in Turin (Italy), and it is present all over the world, including in the GCC with FATA GULF, through its various representative offices.
MARCH 2015 - FATA Hunter presents two papers at TMS 2015 - Headquartered in the United States but international in both its membership and activities, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials.
Visited annually by more than 4,300 scientists and engineers, the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition is a top global showcase for the latest products and services in minerals, metals, and materials.
With more than 3,000 total presentations and 70 technical symposia scheduled with 280 presentations on aluminium processing, alloys and related technologies, the 144th edition took place in Orlando, Florida from March 15 through March 19, 2015.
FATA Hunter participated in the conference and presented two papers.
The first presentation was part of the Aluminium Processing Session I and dealt with the operational results achieved by the High-Speed Can End Coating Line that FATA Hunter realized for Novelis do Brazil at its Pindamohangaba facility.
It was presented by Dr. Anthony Tropeano, CEO of FATA Hunter & FATA EPC, and co-authored by Mr. TrajanoNeto, Process Engineer – CES/Coating Line at Novelis do Brazil.
The second paper described the FATA Hunter innovations and experience in process technology for manufacturing magnesium alloy sheet using TRC.
The presentation was included in the Strip Casting of Light Metals – Process Technology session and was made by Enrico Romano, Process Engineer at FATA Hunter Torino.
Co-Authors of the paper were Roberto Passoni, Director of Engineering at FATA Hunter Torino, and Chris Romanowski, VP Sales & Proposal at FATA Hunter Inc. Riverside, CA.
AUGUST 2015 - Steel Dynamics and FATA Hunter Sign Contract for Coil Coating Line - FATA Hunter, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract from Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) to supply a complete Double Coat Continuous Coil Coating line for steel to be installed in their Columbus, Mississippi facility. The line is scheduled to start up in the 4th quarter of 2016. This will be the third line that FATA Hunter has supplied to SDI and the increased capacity will allow SDI to maintain their market leadership in the supply of high quality coil coated steel.
The 600 fpm line will process cold rolled, galvanized, pickled hot band and Galvalume® steel coils with a maximum width of 72" and a maximum base metal of .076". The line incorporates the latest technology to service market segments that require the most stringent quality standards. The line incorporates FATA Hunter's patented Single Slide Coating Machines with closed loop force control including dry paint thickness gauge feedback for the best available control of paint thickness. The FATA Hunter Clean AirTM oven system will not only assure SDI's customers of superior quality strip, it will also maximize the productivity and minimize the operating cost of the line. This oven system, in combination with the Roll-On Pre-Treatment (ROPT) chemical coater and afterburner system, will minimize the environmental impact of the line and meet SDI's rigorous sustainability standards.
FATA Hunter is recognized as a world leading "single source" supplier of complete coil coating lines, revamps and engineering services for the steel and aluminium industries.
NOVEMBER 2015 - New Contract in China for FATA Hunter - FATA Hunter was recently awarded a contract for the supply of one new hSystem® automation system to Shandong Wantong Metal Technology Co., Ltd., Shandong Province, P.R. of China.
The system will be installed on a 4-high Aluminium Cold Rolling Mill. It will be complete with Automatic Gauge control (AGC), Automatic Flatness Control (AFC), flatness measurement system, coolant spray bars, thickness measurement system and one integrated Level 2 control system for automatic pass schedule calculation, primary mill data management and PDA (Process data Acquisition system).