Indian steelmaker BMM Ispat Ltd. ordered the core systems for an electrical steel plant from Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, including an electric arc furnace specially designed for combined charging of hot metal and direct-reduced iron. The steelmaking plant is part of a new integrated production complex at Hospet, Karnataka, India, and is planned to go into operation at the end of 2013. The order volume is a double-digit million euro figure. At the beginning of the year, BMM Ispat ordered a flexible bar mill from Siemens for the same production site.
BMM Ispat Ltd., the second-largest steelmaker in the Indian state of Karnataka, is currently expanding its production capacity at the Hospet site by two million tons per year. At the new electrical steel works, Siemens is projecting and delivering the mechanical and electrical equipment for a new electric arc furnace with a tapping weight of 110 tons, a 110-ton ladle furnace, a vacuum degassing plant and the alloying and additive systems. The electric arc furnace is specially designed for the combined charging of direct-reduced iron (DRI) and hot metal. The electric arc furnace, the ladle furnace, the material charging systems and other auxiliaries are being equipped with a dedusting system. The scope of supply also includes the entire Level 1 automation and process automation (Level 2) systems, furnace transformers and a dynamic compensation system Static Var Compensator (SVC).
Siemens received the order from BMM Ispat at the beginning of 2012, as part of their integrated steel plant project, a flexible bar mill in Hospet with an annual capacity of 850,000 tons. By the end of 2013, the mill will roll reinforcing steel, round bars, flat and square bars, angles and sections. The crude steel for these products will be produced in the new electrical steel works.