L&T, Mitsubishi build hot strip mill at SAIL, Rourkela

10 February 2020

L&T’s Metallurgical & Material Handling (MMH) business and Mitsubishi Corporation has announced the commissioning of a state-of-the-art, 3 Million Ton Per Annum capacity, Hot Strip Mill at SAIL Rourkela built with the technology from Primetals Technologies and Hitachi Japan.

The new Hot Strip Mill-2 at SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant rolled out its first HR Coil, within 2 days of commencement of hot trials. The mill will roll out Carbon Structural Steel, HSLA, High Carbon Steel, LPG Cylinder Steel, Low Alloy Steel, API (up to X100) Pipe Steel and Auto-grade steel, to cater to high-end market segments.

One of the largest of its kind in India, the mill will produce coils with thickness between 1.2 to 25.4 mm, width between 725 to 2150 mm and coil weight of up to 35 tonnes. It is equipped with a shearing line to produce of custom cut HR Sheets and supporting infrastructure like a 16.5 km, 220 KV power transmission line, a GIS switchyard, an intake well with a 3 km-long twin pipeline to convey water to the plant. The world class HR coils produced from this mill will give SAIL’s market share a huge boost.