Buderus Edelstahl Band GmbH has awarded LOI Thermprocess GmbH a contract for the supply of an HPH® Bell type Annealing Plant using a 100% hydrogen annealing atmosphere for high temperature annealing of non alloyed and high alloy stainless steel coils. The new HPH® Bell type annealing plant will be designed for a maximum stack weight of 75 tonnes and a maximum stack height of 4200mm. The plant will be equipped with a ProView control system, which will also be used to control the existing bases at the facility. The system controls the entire process and improves the performance of each individual base or the entire plant. Production with the new plant is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2009.