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New premises for the “TANDEM” hot finishing mill, ELVAL S.A., Oinofyta

ELVAL S.A. Hellenic Aluminum Industry (part of the VIOHALCO group) is a leading company in aluminum rolling worldwide. Installation of the new SMS “TANDEM” hot finishing mill (2018-2020) was part of a EUR 150 million strategic investment to further upgrade the company’s position in the global aluminum industry, by substantially increasing both production capacity and variety of flat rolled aluminum products. The new facilities also introduced the latest industrial technology to reduce the plant’s environmental footprint.

Having participated several times in the past in the design of the company’s infrastructure at the Oinofyta plant, our office was awarded the architectural design of this project as well.

The large four-stand “TANDEM” mill and its production space was sheltered within a 23 m. high pair of metallic buildings that extend to an area of 8,500 sq.m. and are flanked by the facilities’ support buildings: a 6,000 sq.m. large and 11 m. deep concrete basement houses the mill’s hydraulics and cooling system, a 1,000 sq.m. concrete ground floor shelters the electrical transformers and panels, whereas another 3,000 sq.m. of spaces arranged on four floors include the various control rooms and the engineers’ offices.

Architectural design included technical optimization of construction details of the various buildings and shells, the circulation and fire-escape planning, as well as the interior design of workspaces and offices.