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Alstom to supply Coal Grinding System for NMDCs first Blast Furnace Project

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Alstom has secured an order close to 4 million/INR 260 million from Tata Projects Limited for the supply of a Coal Grinding System for National Mineral Development Corporation Limiteds (NMDC) Nagarnar Blast Furnace Project. The Blast Furnace line has a volume of 4500 cubic metres and is part of NMDCs three Million Ton Per Annum (MTPA) Integrated Steel Plant coming up at Nagarnar located in the state of Chattisgarh in India. The blast furnace will be NMDC's first and India's largest to date. 

The scope of the project envisages design, engineering and supply of two 65 tons per hour (TPH) Pulverised Coal Grinding Systems complete with two vertical roller mills (Alstom SM type mills) along with auxiliary equipment like main bag filter, hot air generator and included draft fan (ID fan). This project is part of NMDCs expansion, value addition and forward integration programme and is expected to be commissioned in 2014. The mills for the project will be manufactured at Alstoms state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Shahabad in the Indian state of Karnataka. 

The securing of this contract further strenghtens Alstoms position in the Pulverized Coal Grinding segment for large size mills in the industry sector. Alstom is also working with Tata Projects Limited on the Steal Authority of Indias (SAIL) Rourkela Fifth Blast Furnace as well as SAILs Bokaro Steel Melting Shop (SMS-II) Hot Metal Desulphurisation Projects. 

The winning of this contract reinforces Alstoms leading position, global experience and industry expertise in manufacturing and constructing milling equipment. Alstom has been a pioneer in this field and is constantly developing and innovating to bring about increased operational efficiency, says Francois Carpentier, Vice President Thermal & Renewable Power Alstom India. 

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 About Alstom in India

Alstom is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. Present in India since 1911, Alstom has strong capabilities in engineering, manufacturing, project management and supply of products and solutions for infrastructure. With four R&D centres: Alstom Infosys R&D Centre in Bengaluru, Transport in Bengaluru, Hydro Global Technology Centre in Vadodara and Hosur for Grid, two engineering centres for Power in Noida and Kolkata and eleven manufacturing units dedicated to: Hydro in Vadodara, Boilers in Durgapur, auxiliary components in Shahabad, Steam turbines in Mundra (upcoming) and Transport at Coimbatore and SriCity (upcoming), Grid in Padappai, Pallavaram, Hosur, Vadodara and Naini, Alstom's presence cuts across the length and breadth of India. Alstom also has a Global Engineering & Software Centre for Railway & metro in Bengaluru for Transport.

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