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Primetals Technologies supplies hot strip mill for Rourkela Steel Plant of SAIL

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Primetals Technologies will supply a hot strip mill with an annual production capacity of three million metric tons for Rourkela Steel Plant of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). 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 Limited will design, engineer, and supply electrical equipment/automation system. The plant is to produce a wide range of steels, including high-quality grades for use in the automotive and household appliance industry, as well as for API grades. The stands of the finishing mill are being equipped with pair cross technology for optimum control of profile and flatness. The completed rolling mill is due to be handed over to SAIL at the end April 2018.