thyssenkrupp has now started operation of a new line for the production of grain-oriented electrical steel in Nashik, 160 kilometers northeast of Mumbai. That makes thyssenkrupp India’s first and currently only manufacturer of this special steel grade.
Grain-oriented electrical steel is used wherever electrical energy is efficiently converted, transported and used, such as in distribution and power transformers. The steel for the production of grain-oriented electrical steel is sourced from thyssenkrupp’s steelmaking operations in Duisburg.
At the opening, the state-of-the-art production line was put into operation in the presence of Dr. Aruna Sharma (Secretary Steel, Ministry of Steel Government of India) and Dr. Peter Kern (representative at the German Consulate General in Mumbai). Central features of the new 35,000 ton-per-year line are the magnesium oxide coating line and the laser system for high-quality surface treatment. Numerous orders have already been received, two thirds of them from customers in India. The Nashik site employs 500 people.
Dr. Jens Overrath, CEO of thyssenkrupp Electrical Steel, said “The local production of grain-oriented electrical steel is a milestone for the Indian steel market. With our decades of expertise in the production of this efficient steel for power transmission, we are helping meet the strong demand for a nationwide and environmentally friendly power supply in India.”
Source : Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru