Siemens VAI Metals Technologies is to installing a vacuum decarburisation plant at the Taiyuan Iron & Steel Co (Tisco) steel works.

The plant will be designed as a double system with a capacity of 180t. The order also includes the engineering, the supply of core components and services.

The secondary steelmaking plant is scheduled to come into production in the middle of 2011 and is part of Tisco's capacity expansion programme. Tisco is located in Taiyuan, in Shanxi Province.