INDIA 2018

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INDIA 2018 +. new end customer in the process. The large vertical roller mills (VRM), with two rollers each and a performance of 79.2 metric tons per hour (mt/h) or 75.6 mt/h, will be used in the coal-fired power plants "Super Thermal Power Station" in Jawaharpur and "Obra-C" in the Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh state in North India. At both locations, the end customer Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL) will operate four power sta- tion blocks from 2020/21 onwards, with 660 MW of power each. Delivery of the Loesche mills should be made by Autumn 2019 and will include electric drives, slide gates, instrumentation and junction boxes. The contractor and constructor for the power plants is the Indian company Doosan Power Systems India (DPSI). DPSI, a subsidiary of the Korean Doosan Heavy Industries Group, was commissioned by the state electricity supply company of Uttar Pradesh, to the value of $2.3 billion. With its efficient VRM technology and com- petitive prices, Loesche was able to assert itself among international competitors and once again win over its long-standing part- ner in joint projects. It is worth noting that this is the first large order obtained by the Loesche subsidiary Energy Systems India Private Ltd (LESI) in the Indian power plant market. LESI has its head office in Chennai — in direct proxim- ity to Doosan Power Systems India (DPSI). Loesche recently established LESI in India with a connected workshop, in order to strengthen and expand its market activities in the thriving subcontinental energy sector. The Indian energy market is the second largest in the world, after China. Energy production in India is currently primarily dependent on coal power plants. Experts predict an average increase of 18 GW per year until 2020 in coal power plant output. For this reason, the construction of a large number of coal-fired power plants is planned. With its new subsidiary, Loesche can better provide the local energy sector with Loesche mills and maintenance ser- vices in future. The 32 coal mills for the new UPRVUNL power plant are distinguished by their mod- ular construction, which has been tried and tested by Loesche in the cement industry. The principle of these grinding plants is based on a horizontal grinding table with segmented grinding plates and conical rollers (M) which are arranged at a 15° angle to the grinding table. The hydraulic swinging device for the rollers (M) ensures a simple and fast change of grinding parts. Loesche mills guarantee consistent through- put and fineness product quality using an efficient hydraulics system to regulate grind- ing pressure, and a speed-controlled grind- ing table and high efficiency classifiers. Metso to Increase its Foundry Capacity in India Metso is investing in the development of its foundry capacity in Vadodara, India. The initial investment includes the acquisition of the property and foundry assets of a pri- vately-owned foundry project, Mega Cast. Metso expects to invest a total of approx. EUR 25 million to purchase the assets and to develop the foundry by 2020. With this investment Metso is responding to the global market demand by increasing production capabilities in cast wear parts for the aggregates and mining industries. "This investment fully aligns with our prof- itable growth strategy. It further expands our global manufacturing footprint in found- ry products, improving our operational capabilities and allowing us to meet our customers' growing needs both in terms of availability as well as reduced lead times," said Sami Takaluoma, President, Minerals Consumables business area at Metso. "We are continuously investigating new ways to develop our supply capabilities through our own manufacturing facilities as well as through our supplier network." The foundry development will begin as soon as the acquisition of the foundry assets has been completed. The first product deliveries from the Vadodara foundry are expected by the end of 2019 and the pro- duction will ramp up quickly in 2020. The new foundry will be built to follow Metso's sustainability and quality principles. In related news, Metso has won a signif- icant order to deliver a pellet plant, includ- ing grinding, filtration and a pyro-process- ing pellet plant to a large-scale steel oper- ation of JSW Steel Ltd. in India. This new order is Metso's largest global pellet plant delivery, and the single largest installation for Metso 2040-60 Vertical Plate Pressure Filters VPA, which are used in heavy-duty dewatering applications. "Metso has a proven track record of delivering sustainable performance and reli- ability to the mining industry globally. We are very proud of this order, which further strengthens our position in the Indian min- ing market," said Victor Tapia, president, Metso Mining Equipment business area. Metso established its operations in India in 1992, and has been developing a strong footprint in the market ever since. Today, Metso says it's the leading player in pelletizing in India. Thyssenkrupp Installs Material Handling System thyssenkrupp also won a contract from Doosan Power Systems India (DPSI) to supply material handling plants for the same two power projects in Uttar Pradesh, India. The order is worth a total of around $115 million and includes engineering, delivery and installation of two complete coal handling systems, including associated structural and electrical works. The plants will be part of the Obra C and Jawaharpur coal-fired power stations in Northern India. Malay Das, Managing Director and CEO of thyssenkrupp Industries India: "In India, thyssenkrupp has more than 40 years of experience in material handling technology and the execution of coal handling plants. We are very proud to put this experience to work with DPSI for the Jawaharpur and Obra C power projects. Our innovative and reliable technologies combined with a strong local setup that provides engineering excellence as well as commissioning expertise were key factors in winning this contract." Equipment & Technology

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