ABB electrifies ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India cold-rolling mill

29 June 2023 12:09

Zurich/Bengaluru - ABB has received an order for the electrification and automation of the new cold-rolling mill at ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India. Steel production is to be made more sustainable through greater energy efficiency and optimized zinc consumption.

ABB has received an order for the delivery of electrification and automation systems for the modern steel cold-rolling mill at ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India) in Hazira in the Indian state of Gujurat. According to a press release from the Zurich-based technology company, the order was issued via the original equipment manufacturer John Cockerill India Limited (JCIL). AM/NS India is a joint venture between two leading global steel companies: ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel. It is building the mill within its expansion plan. The new factory is expected to be put into operation in 2024. AM/NS India has a crude steel capacity of 9 million metric tons per year.

According to the company press release, ABB will provide the ABB Ability System 800xA Distributed Control System (DCS) and the associated devices and components, among other things, to ensure improved energy efficiency, optimized zinc consumption, and a high level of corrosion resistance across the entire steel production process.

Dilip Oommen, CEO of AM/NS India, comments: “Our goal is to help create smarter steels for brighter futures, brighter futures for people and the planet.” Vinod C, Local Division Manager at ABB India, adds: “The metals industry is essential for the transition to a net-zero world. Working with JCIL on this milestone project will support AM/NS India in developing one of the most sustainable, efficient, and modern steel operations.”

Frédéric Midy, Project Director at John Cockerill Industry, explains that the new contract “will also contribute to the country’s low-carbon economy ambitions.” ce/gba 

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