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Siemens VAI Metals Technologies has received an order from the Indian steel company BMM Ispat to supply a new merchant bar mill for its Hospet production location. The order volume ranges in the lower double-digit millions of euros. Commissioning of this rolling mill with an annual capacity of 850,000 metric tons of merchant bar steel products is scheduled for the end of 2013.
BMM Ispat Ltd., the second largest steel company in the state of Karnataka, India has embarked upon capacity addition of 2MTPA to the existing facilities at Hospet. The iron ore used stems from the group company's own mines in the region. With the bar rolling mill, the company is expanding its production capacities for structural steels. The new plant is designed for the production of a wide range of end products. These include reinforcing steels, round bars, flat and square bars, angles and channel sections. Low and medium-carbon or low-alloy steel grades as well as spring and free cutting steel can be processed.
The project will be realized jointly by Siemens Metals Technologies Italy and Morgan Construction Company India Pvt. Ltd. (a Siemens VAI Business). The long product specialists from Siemens Metals Technologies Italy will be responsible for the plant design and the delivery of core components. Morgan Construction Co. and Siemens Ltd. India will manufacture parts of the mechanical equipment and will supply the electrical and automation technology.
Siemens is also responsible for supervising installation and commissioning and for training the customer's personnel.
For this bar mill, Siemens is supplying the complete mechanical and electrical equipment of the rolling line and the cooling zone as well as systems for bundling and tying up the bars produced. The rolling line will include a six-stand roughing mill in an H-V arrangement including the upstream equipment for loading and unloading the billet heating furnaces and also a six-stand intermediate and eight-stand finishing mill, both in an H-V-C arrangement. The stands of the intermediate and finishing mills will be equipped with quick-change fixtures, while after the finishing mill there will also be a quenching system. The finishing mill and the 102-meter-long cooling bed will be linked by two delivery systems. One of them will be a twin-channel high-speed system and will achieve speeds of up to 25 meters per second. The rolling mill will be supplemented by a finishing shop complete with machines for straightening, bundling, stacking and strapping the rolling stock. Diverse shear systems along the rolling line and in the cooling zone will round off the mechanical equipment. The scope of supply will also include the process automation (level 2), mechatronic components, the motor control center and also speed-controlled drive systems for the main and secondary drives including all motors.
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Siemens Ltd., in which Siemens AG holds 75% of the capital, is the flagship listed company of Siemens AG in India. Siemens in India including Siemens Ltd. comprises 14 legal entities, is a leading powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering with a business volume aggregating about Rs. 12,000 crore. It operates in the core business areas of Industry, Infrastructure & Cities, Energy and Healthcare. It has a nation-wide sales and service network, 21 manufacturing plants and employs about 18,000 people.
Reference Number: CC/PR/20/Industry 04 2012