Corus Process Engineering (CPE) has been awarded a contract worth approximately £1m to provide a complete design for a single-strand continuous slab caster for Monnet Ispat & Energy (MIEL) of India.
Part of the contract involves converting the existing 254mm-thick slab caster to a machine that is capable of producing three different thicknesses of high-carbon steel slab.
The overall contract between CPE and MIEL includes engineering services, including refurbishment of the turret arms, hardware sales and uplift from site.
Willie Cowan, project manager at CPE, said: ‘CPE will also provide mechanical and electrical design services in converting the turret arms and Tundish Cars to fit the new Concast plant configuration, which requires considerable design effort and know-how.
‘Much of the overall design effort will be spent converting the existing Concast plant equipment, which previously cast 254mm-thick slabs, to plant that is capable of producing three different slab thicknesses: 200mm, 254mm and 300mm. This involves modifying the moulds, Top Zones and segments.’
MIEL’s diverse interests include sponge, steel, ferrous alloys, power, infrastructure and mining, both in India and overseas.
MIEL will use the refurbished Concast plant to cast 200mm-, 254mm- and 300mm-thick high-carbon steel slabs, which will be used for rolling mild steel plate of various grades.