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Southwire Sells Fifth SCR Rod System to Walsin Lihwa Corporation

Southwire Company announced today the sale of an SCR® copper rod system to Nanjing Walsin Metal Company, Ltd. in Nanjing, China, a subsidiary of Walsin Lihwa Corporation in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the fifth SCR® Copper Rod System purchased by a Walsin Lihwa company, and it is the 12th SCR® Copper Rod System sold for installation in mainland China.

The SCR 7000 is designed with a production rate of 48 tonnes per hour and is capable of producing 302,400 tonnes of rod per year. The project includes the design of all operating equipment, from a skip cart furnace loader to a finished rod handling system.

“Walsin Lihwa has been a good customer for many years,” said Will Berry president of SCR Technologies. “We are very proud that a company with the reputation of Walsin Lihwa purchased their fifth SCR copper rod system, reaffirming their confidence in Southwire and the SCR copper rod process.”

Southwire's SCR team will be responsible for the design of the Southwire Furnace System consisting of a loader, melter, holding furnace and launder system, the casting machine, automatic metal pouring system, bar preparation unit, and computer monitoring system. Southwire will supply all the equipment for these systems, except the fabricated steel assemblies of the furnace system and the bar preparation unit.

Continuing its many years of cooperation, Southwire will subcontract with Morgan Construction Company for the manufacture of the rolling mill, the rod delivery and cleaning system, the rod coiling system and the conveying system. Southwire and Morgan have worked together for more than 40 years to supply state-of-the-art continuous rod systems to the copper and aluminum industries. Rockwell Automation will provide the electrical controls for this system and KM Europa Metal AG (KME) will supply the copper rings for the casting machine.

Southwire has sold 72 continuous-cast SCR Copper Rod Systems worldwide. The SCR continuous-cast system is the world leader in ETP (electrolytic tough pitch) copper rod production by maintaining its ease of operation, low operating costs and high operating efficiencies in producing quality rod to meet international standards. In addition to copper rod mills, Southwire also sells SCR systems to produce EC, electrical alloy, and mechanical alloy aluminum rod. Southwire operates four of its own SCR systems, including a copper SCR system in Carrollton, Ga. and three aluminum SCR systems in Hawesville, Ky. that produce EC, electrical alloy and mechanical alloy aluminum rod.