Danieli has awarded power conversion specialist Converteam a €20M contract for electrical engineering products and services for a new steel plate mill in India.

The Rourkela plate rolling facility, for Steel Authority of India (SAIL), in the state of Orissa, north east India, will have an initial production capacity of 920kt/y of steel plate with a provision for future expansion to 1.674Mt/y.

Converteam is responsible for the complete electrical package including design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of equipment including motors, drives, transformers and basic plant automation.

It will be in co-operation with Danieli Automation operator control desks, HMI and a CCTV system.

The project will also draw on Converteam’s resources in India, UK and Germany to deliver the engineering and manufacturing for the project. The new Rourkela plant is expected to be fully operational in less than three years.