The Indian steelmaker Vandana Global Ltd. has ordered a treatment stand to dephosphorise liquid steel produced from scrap and sponge iron (coal based DRI) and melted in an induction furnace.

To be supplied by Siemens Metals Technologies the stand was developed especially for small and medium steel producers who obtain liquid steel from scrap and sponge iron via the induction furnace route and is being put to use for the first time ever in the world at Vandana.

The plant ensures compliance with new specifications mandated by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) with regard to the maximum permitted phosphorus and sulphur content in steel used for rebar production.

The plant will enable the company to offer higher-grade structural steels in future and commissioning is scheduled for the beginning of 2014.