Thermax's air pollution control business has won a breakthrough order in the aluminium sector which has traditionally been the monopoly of European multinationals. It has, in partnership with Danieli Corus, BV (The Netherlands), bagged its largest Indian order worth Rs. 128 crore from Hindalco Industries, where it will supply three fume treatment centres (FTCs) to the Birla Group company's greenfield alumina projects in Madhya Pradesh and Orissa.
The three FTCs will be installed on a turnkey basis at Hindalco's units to treat gases emitted by process furnaces. Using Danieli Corus' proprietary dry scrubbing technology, harmful particulate matter would be captured and removed.
Danieli Corus BV, a 50:50 joint venture between Daniela of Italy and Corus acquired by the Tatas, has nearly thirty years of experience in the field of emission control and has done many projects in India. Their Indian subsidiary is also working closely with Thermax for this as well as future projects.