The Paul Wurth Group has secured a number of orders in India for engineering and supply of its Bell Less Top charging systems.

JSW Steel has ordered the Midi BLT system for its Blast Furnaces No. 1 and 2 (sized at 8 and 8.4m hearth diameter respectively) at its Vijayanagar Works at Toranagallu, Karnataka state.

Essar Steel has bought the Midi BLT chute drive for its 10.5m diameter hearth furnace at its Hazira works, Gujarat state.

Blast Furnace No. 3 at SAIL’s Durgapur, West Bengal steel plant (with an 8.6m diameter hearth) will be upgraded from double bell charging to the CF (Central Feed) BLT system, a type designed for mid-sized furnaces.

Equipment supply, installation and commissioning of all of the mentioned Paul Wurth charging systems are scheduled to take place in 2012.