The National Mineral Development Corp Ltd (NMDC), an Indian government-owned mining company headquartered in Hyderabad, placed an order with a consortium headed by Siemens VAI Metals Technologies for the supply of a sinter plant on a full turn-key basis.

This plant will be part of a new steelworks that NMDC plans to build in Nagarnar in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The sinter strand will have a suction area of 460m2 and will be capable of producing 4.75Mt of high-quality sinter per year. The order volume for the consortium is approximately €120M. The plant is scheduled to be started up in late 2013.