Siemens VAI Supplies Equipment for New Processing Lines at Tata BlueScope Steel in India

Linz, Austria, (PresseBox) - Siemens VAI Metals Technologies received an order to engineer, supply, erect and commission a color coating line and a hot-dip zincalume (metal coating) line from Tata BlueScope Steel Ltd. These two lines will be installed in Jamshedpur, India. The color coating line is to start production at the end of 2009 and the hot dip zincalume line in 2010. The order volume is in the medium double-digit million Euro range.

Tata BlueScope Steel Ltd. is a 50:50 joint venture of Tata Steel Limited and BlueScope Steel Ltd of Australia. The company is currently building a production complex at Jamshedpur in the state of Jharkand in India, for the manufacture of high-quality surface-treated steel for use in the building industry. The hot-dip zincalume line will have an annual production capacity of 250,000 metric tons and the color coating line will be able to handle 150,000 metric tons of steel per year.

For both the processing lines, Siemens is to engineer and supply all the mechanical and electrical equipment as well as the basic and process automation. Siemens is additionally responsible for the installation work and will supervise commissioning. The design is based on optimized synergy of equipment between both lines. Main key equipment will be manufactured and tested in the Siemens VAI workshop in Montbrison, France. The contract execution will be led by combined Indian and European teams to ensure seamless cooperation with the customer teams.

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The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of production, transportation and building systems. Integrated hardware and software technologies combined with comprehensive industry-specific solutions enable Siemens to enhance the productivity and efficiency of its customers in industry and infrastructure. The Sector comprises six Divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and Osram. In fiscal 2007 (ended September 30), Siemens Industry generated sales of approximately EUR40 billion (pro forma, unconsolidated) with around 209,000 employees worldwide.

With the business activities of Siemens VAI Metal Technologies, (Linz, Austria), Siemens Water Technologies (Warrendale, Pa., U.S.A.), and Industry Technologies, (Erlangen, Germany), the Siemens Industry Solutions Division (Erlangen, Germany) is one of the world's leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities. Using its own products, systems and process technologies, Industry Solutions develops and builds plants for end customers, commissions them and provides support during their entire life cycle.

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