ABB to electrify ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India cold rolling mill


Zurich/Bengaluru – ABB has won an order to electrify and automate ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India’s new cold rolling mill. Steel production is to become more sustainable through higher energy efficiency and optimized zinc consumption.

ABB has won an order to supply electrification and automation systems for ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India’s(AM/NS India) modern steel lime rolling mill at Hazira in the Indian state of Gujarat. According to a media release from the Zurich-based technology company, the order was placed through original equipment manufacturer John Cockerill India Limited(JCIL). AM/NS India is a joint venture between the world’s two leading steel companies ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel and is building the rolling mill as part of its expansion plan. The new plant is scheduled to come on stream in 2024. AM/NS India has a crude steel capacity of 9 million tons per year.

ABB will supply the ABB Ability System 800xA Distributed Control System (DCS) and related equipment and components, among others, to ensure improved energy efficiency, optimized zinc consumption and high corrosion resistance throughout the steelmaking process, the company statement said.

“Our goal is to create smarter steels for a better future, a better future for people and the planet,” Dilip Oommen, CEO of AM/NS India, is quoted as saying. “The metals industry is critical to the transition to a net-zero world. Working with JCIL on this milestone project will help AM/NS India develop one of the most sustainable, efficient and modern steel operations,” said Vinod C, Local Division Manager at ABB India.

Frédéric Midy, project manager at John Cockerill Industry, is quoted as saying the new contract will “also contribute to the country’s ambitions for a low-carbon economy.” ce/gba