Bokaro Steel Plant, a Steel Authority of India company, has selected Cleveland, Ohio-based RAD-CON to provide a turnkey hydrogen bell-type batch annealing facility (BAF). The facility will process 860,000 tons per year of cold-rolled steel, primarily destined for the automotive market. The contract is part of Bokaro’s capacity expansion of 1.3 million tons per year. Under the agreement, RAD-CON will oversee the complete production and turnkey installation of the company’s H2SHC (100% hydrogen super-high convection) annealing system, which consists of 47 bases, 26 furnaces and 20 forced coolers with associated controls.
The project also includes a post-cooling facility with 49 bases for dehumidified air cooling. RAD-CON is the technical leader of the project, working in consortium with Modern India Construction Co. and MACO Corp. The project is currently in the engineering/design phases and will be commissioned later this year.