ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India announced that it will set up a new Cold Rolling Mill that will produce new-age value added products at the flagship plant in Hazira in Gujarat. AMNS India CEO Mr Dilip Omen said “The downstream expansion is progressing well. The new processing lines are designed to produce new-age value added steel, embedding the most demanding quality standards. Some of the latest products will be produced for the first time in India, thus reducing reliance on imports. This expansion will help us meet the growing high-end steel market's demand, while also enhancing our portfolio of value added, sustainable steel. This will be a boost to honorable Prime Minister's initiative of Atmanirbhar Bharat.”As part of the IN 8500-crore downstream expansion plan; the modern CRM, the work for which has already commenced, will comprise the following state-of-the-art processing lines1. Pickling Line and Tandem Cold Rolling Mill, PLTCM, with 2 million tonne per annum capacity2. Continuous Galvanizing and Annealing Line, CGAL, with 1 million tonne per annum capacity, which will produce cold rolled and highly resistant steel coils processed with Aluminum-Silicon, Al-Si, coating. The Al-Si coating will be India’s first line providing these advanced steel solutions3. Continuous Galvanizing Line, CGL, with 0.5 million tonne per annum capacity, which will produce galvanized & galvannealed coated flat steel for exposed automotive panels4. Continuous Galvanizing Line, CGL, with 0.5 million tonne per annum capacity, which will produce galvanized steel and specialties for industry segments.With the latest technologies and innovations, these lines will allow for increased energy efficiency, optimized zinc consumption, and the highest level of corrosion resistance, leading to greater sustainability in the steel production process.The CRM with these advanced processing lines is due to be commissioned in 2024.