THE FIRST UIC60 rails were produced at Voestalpine’s €66m rail rolling mill at Leoben-Donawitz on January 31, during commissioning by the steelmaker and plant supplier Danieli.

’We have done precisely what we said we would do’, said Hans Pfeiler, Chairman of the Board of Voestalpine Schienen GmbH. ’Our team has worked in close co-operation with the Danieli experts day and night from the shut-down of the old mill two months ago. Following a detailed activity plan, the old line has been removed and replaced by the new mill in a record time. We can say that with the successful start of hot operation, a new era of rail production has just begun.’