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03/12/2012

LOI Thermprocess GmbH

THREE WALKING BEAM FURNACES TO THE NEW TATA STEEL PLANT IN KALINGANAGAR

Tenova LOI Italimpianti and Tenova Hypertherm begin 2012 by supplying three 350 t/h walking beam furnaces to the new Tata Steel plant in Kalinganagar, in Orissa (India). Besides confirming Tenova LOI Italimpianti and Tenova Hypertherm’s leadership position on the local market, the project is a new milestone in the on-going cooperation between Tenova and the Indian customer.

For Tata Steel the new hot strip mill will be the most advanced installation in the area, which has been growing rapidly in the past two years. The products are intended for both the local and the export markets.

The plant will come at maximum production when will be in operation the second phase: in the initial phase, the first two furnaces will begin production in October 2013, the second phase will see the start-up of the third furnace in October 2014.

The reheating furnaces will be equipped with state-of-the-art combustion technology and slab handling control systems. The scope of supply will be on a turnkey basis, excluding the civil works.