PSI Awarded Contract from ArcelorMittal in France

Production control and material tracking for the rod and bar mill at the Gandrange plant

Berlin, 1 June 2010 – PSI has been awarded by the ArcelorMittal business unit Long Carbon Europe with the delivery and implementation of the Production Management System PSImetals for the wire mill at the Gandrange steel plant in France. As an overall process control system, PSImetals provides material tracking and process control functions covering the furnace area, mill area, cooling beds, finishing area and the hook conveyor area. With this order PSI expands its solution portfolio for producer of long products.

The PSI solution is based on the component PSImetals Production and will replace five legacy systems. The included Technical Data Warehouse enables fast online reporting and KPI data calculation. Furthermore, it offers a standardised repository of technological know-how within the system and transparency of the production process by real-time availability of relevant operational data and process status information. The connection to various basic automation systems and the existing host system as well will be handled by PSIintegration. With a generic solution approach PSImetals provides high flexibility for future requirements. The implementation is planned for the end of 2010.

ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel company with operations in more than 60 countries and is the leader in all major global steel markets.

PSI AG develops and integrates complete solutions, on the basis of its own software products, for the management of energy networks (electricity, gas, oil, heat, water), cross-company production management (metals, automotive, mechanical and plant engineering, mining, logistics) and infrastructure management for telecommunications, transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs 1,400 persons in the group.