GE has won an important contract with Tianjin Xinyu Color Plate Co Ltd, one of China's leading coating steel manufacturers. 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 whitegoods 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 technology will enable Tianjin Xinyu Color Plate to benefit from a 40% improvement in the surface quality of its steel sheets while increasing the availability of the CGL by 10%. 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.
“With GE’s global expertise and strong local presence, we have the best of both worlds. Their high-quality and efficient solutions will enable us to manufacture a superior product while reducing our emissions and energy consumption, according to Tianjin Xinyu Color Plate chairman Baoxin Du.
“Their local presence means we are assured the necessary training for our staff and a long-term technological partnership will be an intricate part of our agreement. We are excited to be working together with GE and are confident that our project will yield positive returns.”
GE’s Power Conversion business Central & East Europe sales leader - service Rolf Hoehnel said, “We are proud to have been selected by Tianjin Xinyu for this project. China is an important market where we enjoy a considerable presence, and being present in the private sector of the metal industry through this deal has opened an entirely new arena for us. Through our superior technologies, we are committed to providing the best value to Tianjin Xinyu Color Plate and hope that this deal is the prelude to many more projects to come in the private metal industry.”