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Jindal Stainless Ltd. Taps SMS group for New 2-Million-Ton Blast Furnace

4/28/2022 - India’s Jindal Stainless Ltd. (JSL) has contracted SMS group subsidiary Paul Wurth to install a 2-million-ton-capacity blast furnace at its Kalinganagar steel works, the equipment supplier announced today.

According to an official press release, the new blast furnace will have a working volume of 2,307 m3 and feature copper and cast iron staves, two tapholes with Tapping Measuring Technology (TMT) machines, and a 46 m3 Bell-Less Top.

SMS group will also supply high-efficiency internal combustion stoves, a dry gas cleaning plant, a cold-water slag granulation plant, and level 1 and level 2 automation systems.

Anil Anand, chief operating officer for SMS group, Gurugram, said, “Jindal Stainless Limited is the leading stainless steel manufacturer in the country. This is the first ‘high magnitude’ contract we have worked on together with JSL. It is the beginning of an important new chapter in our shared story.”

Commissioning of the new blast furnace is scheduled for the end of 2023, SMS said.

Read the press release here.