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London, October 20, 2022

Primetals Technologies and JSW Dolvi sign large maintenance service contract to boost equipment lifetime

  • Primetals Technologies will provide maintenance services to JSW Dolvi’s two new 2-strand slab casters
  • Services will increase equipment lifetime, thereby reducing machine downtime and improving product quality
  • Duration of initial term is three years

JSW Steel has placed an order with Primetals Technologies for comprehensive maintenance services, including spare parts supply, for its new continuous casters at the steel plant in Dolvi, Maharashtra province, India. The slab casters have a production capacity between 4 and 4.5 million tons of steel per year.

Improved product quality

Aimed at increasing equipment lifetime and improving product quality, this technology-based service contract includes comprehensive state-of-the-art maintenance services. Primetals Technologies will provide technical experts as well as skilled workers, supply spare parts, and repair slab caster components. The initial term of the contract is three years, with an option for an extension.

“Will set new benchmarks”

“To ensure continuous production and to further improve product quality, we decided to collaborate with a reliable supplier in the metallurgical services business. We are confident that the productivity of the plant and the quality of the steel produced at the Dolvi steel plant will set new industry benchmarks,” says Amit Sakar, Vice President at JSW Dolvi.

Karl Purkarthofer, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Metallurgical Services at Primetals Technologies, adds: “This contract is a major milestone for technology-based maintenance services in India and will further strengthen the long-lasting partnership between JSW and Primetals Technologies.”

In 2017, Primetals Technologies was awarded an order from JSW for two continuous slab casters and a hot rolling mill at JSW’s Maharashtra plant. The slab casters were implemented in 2021. One of India’s leading steel producers, JSW Steel had an annual production capacity of about 18 million tons of steel in 2021.

JSW Steel’s two new slab casters from Primetals Technologies at the Dolvi steel plant.  

Primetals Technologies, Limited, headquartered in London, United Kingdom, is a pioneer and world leader in the fields of engineering, plant building, and the provision of lifecycle services for the metals industry. The company offers a complete technology, product, and services portfolio that includes integrated electrics and automation, digitalization, and environmental solutions. This covers every step of the iron and steel production chain—from the raw materials to the finished product—and includes the latest rolling solutions for the nonferrous metals sector. Primetals Technologies is a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and partners, with around 7,000 employees worldwide. To learn more about Primetals Technologies, visit the company website www.primetals.com.