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GE achieves breakthrough in Chinese market with key technologies for private metal industry


Industry

March 18, 2016
By Rehana Begg

Tianjin, China — GE announced that it has won an important contract with Tianjin Xinyu Color Plate Co, Ltd., one of the leading coating steel manufacturers in China. As the first deal of its kind, it marks GE’s ability to bring high added value solutions to China’s metal industry while opening major new avenues for the company in this region.

As the only international company bidding among strong local competitors, GE has been awarded the contract to provide power distribution and low voltage (LV) drives as an electrical and automation solution for Tianjin Xinyu Color Plate’s two greenfield continuous galvanizing lines (CGL), which produce galvanized steel sheets for white goods and construction industries.

GE’s highly efficient insulated gate bipolar transistor-based LV7000 converters and high-performance controllers will allow Tianjin Xinyu Color Plate to manufacture high-quality galvanized steel while making the entire production of CGL increasingly efficient and reliable. GE’s high-quality offering guarantees better performance, thereby increasing yield and reducing the scrap rate at the same time. GE technology will enable Tianjin Xinyu Color Plate to benefit from a 40 per cent improvement in the surface quality of its steel sheets while increasing the availability of the CGL by 10 percent. With a local team capable of providing rapid support, GE is committed to reducing future downtime while consistently helping to improve the global availability of the CGL.

GE reports that this contract is a milestone in providing specific industry solutions rich in technology while tailoring them to help China’s private steel makers continually improve their product and process.

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