29/11/2022 – Kock supplies “RSB 370++/4(5)” in 5.0 design for new mill complex in India

Tata Steel Long Products orders Kocks 3-roll “RSB”

Tata Steel Long Products Ltd., has placed an order with Friedrich Kocks GmbH+Co. KG for the supply of a “RSB 370++/4(5)” in 5.0 design. The Reducing and Sizing Block will be part of the company's new rolling mill complex in Jamshedpur, India.


The “RSB 370++/4(5)” will be located as finishing unit in a SBQ and wire rod combined mill. © Friedrich Kocks


Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies. It is one of the world's most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. Its subsidiary Tata Steel Long Products (TSLP) is in the business of manufacturing high-alloy, value-added steel for diverse industrial use. In their new special bar quality (SBQ) rolling mill, TSLP relies on the Kocks 3-roll technology.

India is one of the world’s fastest-growing steel markets. The long products segment is poised to witness significant growth as India further builds its infrastructure and industrialization through the Atmanirbhar Bharat Program of the Government. With its booming economy, India aims to expand its infrastructure, automotive industry and create new jobs, which means the country is investing heavily in steel production.

The new “RSB 370++/4(5)” will be located as finishing unit after a reversing mill and 12 stands in H/V arrangement in a 500 000t/a combined SBQ and wire rod mill. It will produce straight bars within a dimension of Ø 20.00mm to 90.00mm onto the cooling bed and will produce the feeders for the wire rod line to finish dimensions of Ø 5.0mm to 27.0mm. The scope of supply further includes the equipment for the roll-shop. The “RSB” is scheduled to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2024.