Corus Process Engineering
(CPE) has been awarded a multi-million pound contract from
’s Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) to modify and enhance the company’s Number 2, four-strand bloom caster at its plant in southern
The Number 2 bloom caster is one of six identical casters at VSP’s steel plant, which all share a common casting floor. As a turnkey contract, CPE’s responsibilities include the complete design, equipment supply, installation and commissioning of the modified bloom caster.
CPE will lead the project, with its consortium partner Tata Projects, a company based in Calcutta, handling some of the design, indigenous equipment sourcing and installation work.
‘The contract suits CPE’s skill sets entirely and includes supply of new moulds and top zones, mould oscillators and mould table, Tundish car frames, modified strand guide segments and enhanced secondary cooling spray systems,’ said Brian Stalker, international sales manager for CPE. ‘CPE is also responsible for replacing the process control and automation systems associated with the caster, as well as electrical works, including new electric motors and cabling.’