Danieli Corus enters India with orders from Sail
PM News Bureau
Public sector steelmaker Steel Authority of India Ltd has
awarded two major orders to Dutch company Danieli Corus BV for its Bokaro and
Rourkela steel plants - two of the five integrated steel plants owned by Sail.
Danieli Corus offers engineering and contracting services as well as consultancy
in all areas of ironmaking and steelmaking and at all levels of development.
Sail has signed a contract with Danieli Corus, headquartered in the Netherlands,
for two hot metal desulphurisation units for the steel melt shop No.2 at Bokaro
Steel Plant in Bokaro, Jharkhand. The HMD units will operate on 300-tonne
convertors. BSP operates five blast furnaces and two BOF plants.
This is the second contract for Danieli Corus in India and comes close on the
heels of the order for Rourkela Steel Plant. Under the turnkey order, Danieli
Corus will construct a new blast furnace for RSP. The order, of undisclosed
value, will be completed over the next 30 months. This will be the fifth blast
furnace at RSP and will help in stepping up the plant's total hot metal capacity
to 4.5 million tpa.
Rourkela Steel Plant, located in Sundargarh district of Orissa, is Sail's oldest
integrated plant commissioned in February 1959. Last year, Sail embarked on a Rs
10,000-crore project to increase the plant's hot metal capacity from the current
2 million tpa to 4.5 million tpa. Saleable steel capacity is expected to rise
from 1.67 million tpa now to 3.89 million tpa, a senior RSP official said. This
is part of Sail's overall plan of achieving a total steel capacity of 26 million
tpa by 2012, as against 14.6 million tpa now.
Both the orders were won together with Tata Projects Ltd.
[October 20-26, 2008]