Tata Chooses CMI’s Technology For Its New Cold Rolling Complex In Kalinganagar, Odisha
Tata Steel has awarded CMI Industry METALS a contract for three states of the art processing lines: 2 Continuous Galvanizing Lines (CGL) & 1 Continuous Annealing Line (CAL). All three high-end lines are to be supplied to the client’s site at Kalinganagar in the Jajpur district of Orissa.
The order placed with CMI for three processing lines, that are to provide the client with the very latest technology, will allow Tata Steel to produce skin panels for car outer bodies, helping it retain leadership among domestic suppliers to high-quality segments like the auto and white goods sectors. As such, all three lines are central parts of the phase two expansion of the client’s steel plant and are to increase the annual galvanized steel production by 1 million tons.
Decisive factors for choosing CMI for this project were the company’s extensive experience in steel processing lines, but also the high process security of the plant concept, which features the full spectrum of CMI’s process technologies: Multi-stage cleaning section, Vertical annealing furnace (incl. CMI’s L-Top math model and jet cooling system), Air-Knife system, APC Blowstab low vibration cooling system, Inline skin pass mill and Tension leveler, Chemical roll-coat post-treatment, Side trimmer, Exit shear.
The material grades will range from deep-drawing steels, hot-formed and high-strength steels, to dual-phase and complex-phase steels. Besides the traditional Gi coating, one of the new lines is designed to also process aluminized (AluSi) coatings, while the second line is to also apply galvannealed (Ga) coatings.
The order covers the engineering, procurement and supply, as well as the supervision of the erection and commissioning.
João Felix Da Silva, President of the CMI Industry Sector and Chairman – Board of Directors CMI FPE Limited states, “We are honoured to be part of the expansion plans of a long-lasting business partner like Tata Steel, and we are very proud to be able to assist our client in their reach for the highest steel quality and the related leadership in high-end segments like the automotive and white goods industries.”
This is the 3rd contract that Tata Steel entrusts to CMI Industry METALS in the past 6 years. After the recent modernization of SEGAL, Tata’s high-end automotive line in Belgium, this is the second order that Tata places with CMI in the framework of its automotive steel production. Another project that further strengthens CMI’s leading position for the complete supply of high-quality automotive processing lines.