Bridgnorth Alumnium and MINO have successfully rolled the first coil with the radically modernised and upgraded cold rolling mill installed in the new Litho centre expansion at Bridgnorth Aluminium Limited (BAL). The mill originally operated at a plant in Northern Spain until its closure in 2013. BAL purchased the mill with the intention to re-install at its newly finished Litho sheet expansion in Shropshire, England. After purchase and removal from Spain, a contract was placed with MINO of Italy for a radical and extensive modernisation of the mill. The mill was then taken to MINO’s workshop for a thorough check and inspection prior to re-engineering and modernisation. Substantial surgery was made to all areas of the mill and large parts of the existing assemblies were scrapped, redesigned and replaced. The mill will form a cornerstone of the new expansion with an expected throughput of over 70,000 tonnes per year.
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