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Siemens VAI to deliver rolling mill to Viraj Profiles Ltd.

Published: - 28/11/2011 Author: Dell'Oro, Management
Siemens VAI to deliver rolling mill to Viraj Profiles Ltd.Siemens VAI to deliver rolling mill for stainless-steel long products to India for Viraj Profiles Ltd.

Siemens VAI Metals Technologies is constructing a new rolling mill for stainless steel bar and light profiles in India for Viraj Profiles Ltd., the second largest producer of stainless steel long products in the world. The scope of the project includes the design, engineering and delivery of mechanical, electrical and automation equipment. The order value is in the double-digit million Euro range. The new plant is scheduled to come into production at the start of 2012.

Viraj Profiles Ltd. is an integrated steel producer in Tarapur, about 140 kilometers north of Mumbai. The rolling mill is being constructed as part of an extensive expansion program to increase production capacity and broaden its range of products. Viraj Profiles Ltd. intends to use the new mill to increase its market share of stainless-steel light profiles. The rolling mill will produce 180,000 tons of stainless steel products per year. The project is being handled jointly by Siemens VAI and its Indian subsidiary, Morgan Construction Company Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, Siemens VAI commissioned a stainless rod mill for Viraj at the same site.

Siemens VAI is supplying the complete rolling line as well as auxiliary equipment for the rolling mill. The rolling line consists of a single sliding-stand roughing mill, an eight-stand intermediate mill and a ten-stand finishing mill, including the shearing and transfer systems. All the rolling stands are based on Red Ring technology, and provide twist-free rolling. Quality is assured by the non-contact optical ProScan measuring system. A straightening and finishing area, containing machines for sawing, wrapping and strapping the rolling stock, completes the rolling line.

Morgan Construction is supplying the furnace charging, a 60 meter long cooling bed, the associated transfer and stacking system, the roller tables, devices for quickly exchanging the rolling stands, as well as the lubrication and hydraulic systems.
Siemens India Ltd. is contributing the detail engineering and supply of the electrical and automation equipment. The project will be rounded off by advisory services for installation and commissioning, together with customer training.
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Further information about Viraj can be found at or please contact Mr. Sandip Shrotri, Head - Corporate Communication, on +91 904 999 1299 or at

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 204,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2010 total sales of approximately €34.9 billion.

The Siemens Industry Solutions Division (Erlangen, Germany) is one of the world's leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities comprising the business activities of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, Water Technologies and Industrial Technologies. Activities include engineering and installation, operation and service for the entire life cycle. A wide-ranging portfolio of environmental solutions helps industrial companies to use energy, water and equipment efficiently, reduce emissions and comply with environmental guidelines. With around 29,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Solutions posted sales of €6.0 billion in fiscal year 2010.