Indian, Chinese steel makers to discuss cooperation

April 12th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin  


Ranchi, April 12 (IANS) Technology exchange between Chinese Indian steel units will be in focus at the international technical meet of Sino-Indian Steel Plant Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers (SIEMS) 2008 that starts here Wednesday. The two-day seminar will discuss and explore possibilities of exchanging technology to bring cost effectiveness in the steel sector.

“Chinese firms are becoming partners in expansion of some of the Indian projects in steel sector. There is need to understand each other’s plans, requirements and concerns,” said A.S. Mathur, chairman of the Ranchi chapter, Centre for Engineering and Technology and executive director in-charge, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL).

He said: “SIEMS 2008 will help us know the advance technology and how it could be exchanged to bring cost effectiveness in manufacturing.”

At the seminar, Indian and Chinese manufacturers and technology suppliers will present their capabilities and future challenges in steel sector.

The seminar will focus on steel plant process equipment, material handling, turbo machineries, waste heat recovery, non-conventional energy sources, automation, refractory and steel plant construction.

The Indian Institute of Metals, Ranchi Chapter, is hosting the seminar in association with Centre for Engineering & Technology (CET), SAIL, R&D Centre for Iron & Steel (RDCIS), SAIL and MECON Ltd.

There will be 15 presentations and it is likely to be attended by over 200 delegates.

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