The new mill features new equipment design in tube manufacture, annealing, final finishing, inspection and despatch. 

“The energy sector is a key segment for Sandvik and we see a lot of interesting opportunities for nuclear and steam generator tubing,” said Jonas Gustavsson, president of Sandvik Materials Technology.

At over 340 m long and covering an area of approximately 12,000 m2, the new mill incorporates a fully automated flowline, in which the layout improves flexibility with short set-up and lead times. It has a fully integrated computer control system.