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Primetals Technologies to build wire rod mill for Indian company JSW Steel

To keep up with growing market demand, JSW Steel Limited has signed a contract with Primetals Technologies for the supply and installation of a two-strand wire rod mill in India.

The third mill purchased from Primetals Technologies, JSW Steel previously installed a single-strand wire rod mill and a bar mill. The new mill will be built in Toranagallu, India. Start-up is expected at the end of 2019.

Primetals Technologies will supply the complete wire rod mill with all mechanical and electrical equipment for two-
strand production from a single stand roughing mill.

Two independent rolling lines will then join at the coil handling area for further compacting and unloading.

Among other Morgan-branded equipment, the mill includes a new design of individually driven pre-finishing mill that eliminates the need for uploopers, a faster cooling nozzle clamping and unclamping method for shorter change times, the latest generation 6 Morgan High Speed Laying Head with SR Series pipe technology, and a recently patented stepless reform design.

The contract also includes site supervision and spare parts. Designed for a guaranteed maximum speed of 115 meters per second, the mill will run at 220 tons per hour for an annual capacity of 1.2 million metric tons of wire rod per year.

JSW Steel, based in Mumbai, India, is a leading integrated steel manufacturer in India with a capacity of 18 million metric tons per year.

Owned by JSW Group, JSW Steel was founded in 1994 and exports its products to more than 100 countries on five continents.

The company produces hot-rolled coils, cold-rolled steel for the automotive industry, color-coated products, galvanized steel, rebar, wire rod and special alloy steel.