Primetals Technologies will supply a hot strip mill with an annual production capacity of 3Mt for Steel Authority of India Limited’s (SAIL) Rourkela Steel Plant. This order has been received by a consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T). MC will be responsible for the project management as a consortium leader, and L&T will undertake civil construction, erection and local supply. Primetals Technologies will undertake designing and engineering the entire plant as well as supply of main mechanical equipment as a main technology supplier. Hitachi will design, engineer, and supply electrical equipment/automation system. The completed rolling mill is due to be handed over to SAIL at the end April 2018.
SAIL, in which the Indian state is a majority stockholder, is currently engaged in an ambitious expansion programme that aims to boost production capacity from 14Mt to 24Mt of steel a year. Primetals Technologies is responsible for the design, engineering and supply of the mechanical equipment of the hot-rolling mill. This includes a reheating furnace, a single-stand roughing mill, a seven-stand finishing mill, two down coilers, auxiliary systems and equipment for the roll workshop. Four stands of the finishing mill are equipped with pair cross technology.