SalavatSteklo - Russia
- Dedicated to automotive applications
- Operation friendly technology
- High reliability
Nominal capacity of 500 tpd
The Major Russian glassmaker SalavatSteklo Group has selected Fives for its Automotive line n°2 tin bath dedicated to high optical quality glass.
Salavatsteklo is well known to be a major and historical independent glass maker in Russia. Its production facility located in the city of Salavat (Republic of Bashkortostan) has been fully upgraded in the past years to reach the highest grade float production quality requested by automotive applications.
Fives has successfully handled the complete tin bath project of SalavatSteklo's newest float line, thanks to its Prium® Bath technology.
Fives' scope included the design and engineering of the complete tin bath and all its dedicated equipment. Fives was also in charge of procurement and project coordination for the main process equipment (among which tin bath casing, top rollers, tweel mechanism, head and end coolers, complete tin bath roof, dross box, blocking...).
Fives has also provided supervision services during the complete erection, start up and commissioning period; up to full production and glass required quality reached.
Fives' Prium® Bath technology allowed SalavatSteklo to confirm its position as a major actor in Russian automotive glass market. Fives' Prium® Bath tin bath concept and long lasting experience in project execution has made possible to achieve successfully two very challenging targets.
A high degree of project customization:
- Built at the place of an older line which had been dismantled, the complete tin bath had to be adapted to the existing civil work and building surroundings. This capability to fit in existing constrains resulted in a highly optimized investment cost for customer.
An very short " contract to start up " leading time:
- Less than 12 months were necessary to go from day 1 to float start-up date. This high efficiency in project execution resulted in a very quick market-trend matching capacity of customer, allowing him to secure its market shares.