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Industry Sector / Industry Solutions Division
Linz, Austria, 2011-Aug-15
Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) placed an order with Siemens VAI Metals Technologies to supply a new sinter plant on a process turnkey basis. The project is part of a new integrated steelworks currently under construction at Patratu, Ramgarh District, State of Jharkhand. The sinter strand will have a suction area of 490 m2 and the plant will be capable of producing approximately five million tons of high-quality sinter per year. The order volume for Siemens is a two-digit million euro figure. Following the plant start-up scheduled for mid-2013, this will be one of the largest sinter plants in operation in India.
To meet the increasing demands for steel in India, JSPL is currently erecting a new 3.5 million t/a steelworks in the eastern Indian city of Patratu. The Siemens VAI supply scope for the new sinter plant includes basic engineering for the overall sinter plant; basic and detail engineering for process equipment and electrics; Level 1 and Level 2 automation systems and spare parts. Advisory services for customer procurement, erection, installation, start-up and commissioning will also be provided. The project will be rounded off by personnel training. The project will be jointly implemented by Siemens VAI company headquarters in Linz, Austria and locally by Siemens VAI Metals Technologies Private Limited in Kolkata, India.
Siemens VAI will install several highly innovative solutions and systems that will contribute to improved production efficiency, high and homogeneous sinter-product quality, and low specific sintering costs. This includes an Intensive Mixing and Granulation System (IMGS) for raw material handling and preparation. This will enable more than 60% of the raw mix to be comprised of low-cost pellet feed with a grain size of less than 100 microns, which is normally not suitable for the sintering process. A Siemens VAI-developed Selective Waste Gas Recirculation System will allow approximately 40% of the sinter offgas to be recirculated to the process. This will lower the offgas volume flowing to the stack, thereby allowing the required dimensions of the downstream offgas-treatment facilities to be decreased. Sinter offgas recirculation to the process will also reduce environmental emissions and the overall fuel consumption. Furthermore, the Simetal Sinter VAiron process-optimization system will be installed that will contribute to an improved control of the burn-through point, return-fines balance, sinter basicity and coke rate, etc. It will also perform a host of other Level 2 functionalities.
Jindal Steel & Power Limited, part of the Jindal Group, is one of the largest producers of long and flat products in India. Previous projects implemented by Siemens VAI for JSPL include the installation of a single-strand slab caster and a 5 m plate mill at the company's Angul steelworks, and the supply of a combi-caster at the Raigarh steelworks. The latter was the first caster in the world capable of casting beam-blanks, blooms and rounds. Siemens VAI is also supplying a blast furnace with an inner volume of more than 4,000 m3 for the Patratu project.
Further information about solutions for steel works, rolling mills and processing lines can be found at http://www.siemens.com/metals
The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation and building technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. In fiscal 2010, which ended on September 30, 2010, revenue from continuing operations of the Industry Sector (excluding Osram) totaled around €30.2 billion. At the end of September 2010, Siemens Industry Sector had around 164,000 employees worldwide without consideration of Osram. Further information is available on the Internet at: http://www.siemens.com/industry
The Siemens Industry Solutions Division (Erlangen, Germany) is one of the world's leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities comprising the business activities of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, Water Technologies and Industrial Technologies. Activities include engineering and installation, operation and service for the entire life cycle. A wide-ranging portfolio of environmental solutions helps industrial companies to use energy, water and equipment efficiently, reduce emissions and comply with environmental guidelines. With around 29,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Solutions posted sales of €6.0 billion in fiscal year 2010.
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