PKG Equipment Inc. (Rochester, NY) has been awarded an equipment supply contract from Siemens Industry Inc. to fabricate 5 pickling tanks for the No. 3 continuous carbon steel pickle line at Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional's Volta Redonda – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil facility. The total value of this order is in excess of $1.1 million.
The order involves fabricating five new pickling tanks from polypropylene to replace the steel mill's existing 25-meter-long rubber and brick-lined steel tanks. It will be the largest polypropylene tank replacement ever performed in South America. This is one of several orders for thermoplastic process equipment PKG has received since signing a manufacturing and supply agreement with Siemens.