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With the new CGL to be supplied to Indian steelmaker Jindal Steel & Power, John Cockerill Industry is set to become the supplier of choice of high-performance and sustainable Continuous Galvanizing Lines (CGL) in India.

After the recent contracts for two of the leading Indian steelmakers targeting the automotive & advanced high-strength steel market, this is a third order for the supply of a high-performance galvanizing line. This time, aiming at supporting the client with its expansion plans catering for a rapidly growing domestic construction market.

The advanced technology provided by this new line played a key role in choosing John Cockerill India for the supply of Jindal Steel Odisha’s (JSOL) new CGL. As such, the steel processing line will feature John Cockerill’s latest technologies & innovations that allow for increased energy efficiency, optimized zinc consumption and the highest level of corrosion resistance, leading to greater sustainability in the steel production process.

The value-adding features of this CGL range from the highly efficient multi-stage degreasing section to the high-performance non-oxidizing furnace with heat recovery system, and the ultra-rapid jet cooling Blowstab®. Additionally, the special sink roll arrangement allows to process a wide range of strip thicknesses, and the state-of-the-art dual lip type Air Knife, as well as John Cockerill’s latest vertical chemical coater technology, the 4 Hi Skin Pass Mill and 6 Hi Tension Leveler, contribute to highest possible strip quality.

The new line will be built at Jindal Steel’s integrated steel plant in Angul in the state of Odisha. It is to coat up to 400.000 tpa of steel strip ranging from 0.15 to 1.8mm thickness and 800 to 1680 mm width with an Al/Zn coating at a line speed of 200 mpm.

“We are proud of having been chosen by Jindal Steel & Power for the expansion of its steel production site in Angul, set to become the country’s largest capacity single-location steel plant. This new contract will not only enable us to contribute to building a self-reliant India, but also to the country’s journey towards sustainability. A target that is fully in line with our Group’s mission and values“, said Vivek BHIDE, Managing Director of John Cockerill India Ltd.