Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) placed an order with Siemens VAI Metals Technologies to supply a sinter plant.

The project is part of a new integrated steelworks currently under construction at Patratu, Ramgarh District, State of Jharkhand, India.

The sinter strand will have a suction area of 490m2 and the plant will be capable of producing approximately 5Mt/y of sinter.

Following the plant start-up scheduled for mid-2013, this will be one of the largest sinter plants in operation in India.

To meet the increasing demands for steel in India, JSPL is currently erecting a new 3.5Mt/y steelworks in the eastern Indian city of Patratu.

The Siemens VAI supply scope for the new sinter plant includes basic engineering for the overall sinter plant; basic and detail engineering for process equipment and electrics; Level 1 and Level 2 automation systems and spare parts.

Advisory services for customer procurement, construction, installation, start-up and commissioning will also be provided.