Siemens India has bagged an order worth 290 million euro (around Rs.2,000 crore) from NMDC for the supply of a complete LD (BOF) steelmaking plant.
A statement from Siemens said the steel works would be built at Nagarnar in Chhattisgarh as a part of integrated production complex, with an annual capacity of around 3 million tonnes steel, scheduled for completion by mid-2015.
The statement said that a consortium led by Siemens VAI Metals Technologies received the order. The other consortium members are: SEW Infrastructure and Mukand Engineers who will be responsible for the civil works, manufacturing and erection of the steel structures. Siemens will supply the complete basic (Level 1) and process automation (Level 2). The turnkey supply also includes material handling systems, primary and secondary de-dusting systems, a gas recovery plant and a water treatment plant.
NMDC’s integrated steelmaking plant is part of a national programme to increase steel production capacity in India.
Earlier, NMDC had ordered a sintering plant from Siemens for the Nagarnar project site, the statement said.
The hot metal for the new steel works will be produced in a blast furnace and subsequently processed to liquid steel in the steel plant.