April 2nd, 2024

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India selects Danieli Corus for a new pelletizing plant

Indian steel producer ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel has awarded Danieli Corus an order for a new greenfield pellet plant project, to be implemented at the Visakhapatnam site in India. This new travelling-grate pellet plant will increase ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel pellet production capacity in Visakhapatnam from 8 to 12 Mtpa.


Pelletizing Plant III is part of the company’s expansion program, which also includes the greenfield Hazira blast furnace projects that are currently under execution by Danieli Corus.


The new pellet plant will have a 504 m² reaction area (4x126 sqm) and will produce blast furnace and DR grade pellets as feedstock for production sites operated by ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel elsewhere within the country. The scope of the project includes design, supply and installation supervision for the major/key equipment for the green pelletizing and induration areas, as well as smart digital tools.


This will be the first pelletizing plant for Danieli Corus in India in the company’s approximate four decades of business in the country. Danieli Corus is proud to be part of this great step forward for ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel, who are India’s leading producer of flat carbon steels.


The new pelletizing plant is planned to start operation in 2027.