Siemens VAI Metals Technologies has won an order from leading steel producer Jindal South West Steel (JSW Steel) for a new continuous slab caster for its steel works in Toranagallu, Karnataka. The new casting plant will be equipped with DynaGap Soft Reduction. This solution enables the taper and thickness to be controlled automatically at every point of the strand guiding system to create the basic conditions for high internal slab quality. The continuous slab caster will have an annual production capacity of 1.4 million tonne and is to be commissioned in the middle of 2013. The new continuous slab caster for the JSW Steel Works in Toranagallu will be able to cast slabs with thicknesses between 220 and 260 mm and widths between 800 and 1,600 mm. It will produce carbon steel, micro and low-alloy, as well as HSLA steels.