The Indian steelmaker BMM Ispat Ltd has ordered the core systems for an electrical steel plant from Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, including an electric arc furnace specially designed for combined charging of hot metal from the blast furnace and direct-reduced iron.

The steelmaking plant is part of a new integrated production complex at Hospet, Karnataka, India, and is planned to go into operation at the end of 2013. The order is worth a double-digit million euro figure.

At the beginning of the year, BMM Ispat ordered a flexible bar mill from Siemens for the same production site.