In late 2011, two Corex C-2000 plants originally supplied by Siemens VAI Metals Technologies were relocated from Korea to India and commissioned at the Hazira steelworks of the Indian producer Essar Steel India Ltd.

The plants are designed for a total production of 1.7Nt of hot metal per year, and have been modernized by Siemens with new special equipment and automation systems. Nominal hot metal production capacity was achieved within one week after start-up.