The plant forms part of an expan­sion project at the Angul works in the state of Orissa which will ex­pand Nalco’s capacity to 115kt/y, of which 60kt of T-bars will be produced on the new horizontal continuous caster.

Horizontally cast T-bars have clear quality advantages: A fine, uni­form microstructure, minimum inclusions and oxides, no surface cracks or pores and an exact geometry.

The scope of supply includes the casting plant with flying saw and the downline transport and packaging facilities. The caster is 3000 mm wide. T-bars of 850 x 300mm are cast continuously in three strands and then sawn to lengths of 1050mm.