Jailaxmi Casting & Alloys Pvt Ltd., an Indian steelmaker, has awarded Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, India an order to supply a 35t vacuum degassing plant to its plant in Aurangabad.

The new degassing will be able to process around 110kt/y of liquid steel. This is the first order for a Siemens degassing plant since the recent development of a compact plant design. This enables projects to be implemented extremely quickly: the new plant is scheduled to be commissioned by the end of 2012.