A consortium, led by Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, has bagged a €290-million order from public enterprise NMDC Ltd for a basic oxygen furnace converter for steelmaking.

The steel converter and systems will be erected at Nagarnar in Chhattisgarh as part of a 3-million-tonne a year integrated complex. The project is scheduled for completion by mid-2015.

NMDC had already ordered a sintering plant from Siemens for the Nagarnar project.

Siemens will be in-charge of the design and turnkey supply of the steel plant, including two LD (BOF) converters, two 175-ton de-sulfurisation plants, two ladle furnaces, and a degassing plant.

The turnkey supply includes material handling systems, primary and secondary de-dusting systems, a gas recovery plant and a water treatment plant.

The consortium members are SEW Infrastructure Ltd and Mukand Engineers Ltd, who will be responsible for the civil works, manufacturing and erection of the steel structures, as well as for general erection of equipment.

jayanta.mallick@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on August 6, 2012)
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