SMS Demag to Build India’s Largest Oxygen Steelworks
Tata Steel Ltd. (India) has contracted SMS Demag (Germany) to supply an oxygen steelworks and a two-strand continuous slab caster for the Kalinganagar location in the federal state of Orissa. With this order, SMS Demag will be supplying the largest converters and the most powerful slab caster in India as well as the world’s largest primary dust-collecting system for a steelworks. Commissioning of the first construction stage is scheduled for mid-2009.

With this project, Tata Steel is targeting an annual production of 3 million metric tons of steel in the first phase and has plans to increase the production by a further 3 million metric tons in a second construction stage.