As part of its rolling mill extension, AMAG is also increasing its homogenizing capacity. In 2014 und 2016 three new Hertwich batch homogenizing furnaces have been commissioned. Two more furnaces have already been ordered and will be commissioned at the end of 2016 and early in 2017.
The Austrian Company AMAG has placed an order with Hertwich Engineering to supply a melting/casting furnace with a capacity of 55,000 tonnes per year including a charging machine. The new furnace is scheduled to begin operating in the middle of 2017.
The new TALEX extrusion plant in Abu Dhabi operates by processing its own extrusion scrap to produce billets. The casthouse, which started operating in February 2016 was built as a turnkey plant by Hertwich Engineering. Annual current capacity is 36,000 tons and after implementation of the second phase the annual output will be increased up to 45,000 tons of extrusion billets.
In March 2016 Hertwich Engineering has successfully commissioned a Continuous Homogenizing Plant with a capacity of 118.000 tons per year at the Seydişehir plant of Eti Aluminyum A.Ş., Turkey.
Hertwich Engineering has successfully commissioned a Continuous Homgenizing and Sawing Plant for extrusion billets at Impol d.o.o., located in Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia. As scheduled, the plant has been commissioned in spring 2016.
The US-American extrusion plant Service Center Metals (SCM) in Prince George, VA, has placed an order with Hertwich Engineering to supply a second compact type remelt plant for the production of extrusion billets. The new unit processes post-consumer scrap in a continuous, automated process to produce high-grade logs up to 14 inches (356 mm) in diameter. Provisionally, the unit is scheduled to begin operating by the end of 2016.
Pandolfo Alluminio S.p.A., a leading Italian extrusion plant, has placed an order with Hertwich Engineering for the supply of a modern Batch Homogenizing Furnace for extrusion billets. Its commissioning is scheduled for August 2016.
Following the presentation of the new Hertwich batch furnace concept in 2010, Dubai Aluminium („DUBAL“), an operating subsidiary of Emirates Global Aluminium („EGA“) and referred to as EGA Jebel Ali, was the first company to choose the new batch furnace type. In the autumn of 2015 the fourth batch furnace of this type has been successfully commissioned at EGA Jebel Ali.
PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum), located in North Sumatra, Indonesia, has placed an order with Hertwich Engineering for the supply of a Batch Homogenizing plant including auxiliary equipment.
Hertwich Engineering (“HE”) has become the technology and market leader in the business sector of melting, heat treatment and recycling technology for aluminium. On the way to this success, the trustful collaboration with Dubai Aluminium (“DUBAL”), now an operating subsidiary of Emirates Global Aluminium (“EGA”) and referred to as EGA Jebel Ali, has been extremely helpful. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the partnership, both parties met for a joint celebration in Dubai.