Indian steel producer ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel (AMNS) has awarded Danieli Corus an order for a new greenfield pellet plant project, to be constructed at the steelmaker’s Visakhapatnam site, in India.

Pelletizing plant #3 is part of the company’s expansion program, which also includes the greenfield Hazira blast furnace projects that are currently under execution by Danieli Corus.

The new pellet plant will have a 504 m² reaction area (4x126 sqm) and will produce blast furnace and DR grade pellets as feedstock for production sites operated by AMNS elsewhere within the country. The scope of the project includes design, supply, and installation supervision for the major/key equipment for the green pelletizing and induration areas, as well as smart digital tools.

This will be the first pelletizing plant for Danieli Corus in India in the company’s approximate four decades of business in the country.

The new pelletizing plant is planned to start operation in 2027.