India’s fully owned public enterprise the National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd (NMDC) has placed an order for the supply of a complete LD (BOF) steelmaking plant.

The order is placed with a consortium led by Siemens VAI Metals Technologies and is worth approximately €290 million Euro. The steel works will be built at Nagarnar in the state of Chhattisgarh as part of an integrated production complex with an annual capacity of approximately three million tons3Mt/y of steel. The project is scheduled for completion by mid-2015. NMDC had already ordered a sintering plant from Siemens for the Nagarnar project site.