Mittal Steel (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; selected the Hatch Group, a consulting engineering company, to provide consulting and engineering services for the preparation of a Project Concept Study in support of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the US$9-billion Jharkhand Steel Plant project in the state of Jharkhand, India. Hatch will provide professional services for the analysis of the markets for steel products in India, and prepare and concept and design basis for the proposed 12-million-ton-per-year steel plant. It is expected that the first phase would be completed within 48 months after acceptance of the DPR and the second phase within a further 54 months after completion of phase one.