Thyssen Krupp CSA

End customer



Rio de Janeiro - Santa Cruz, Brazil

Project name

ThyssenKrupp CSA

General project description

As part of its global forward-thinking strategy, ThyssenKrupp is setting up a modern steel mill with a capacity of over 5.5 million tons of steel in Brazil.
This new steel mill is a global megaproject with an investment volume of 4.5 billion Euros.
60% of the high quality steel produced is intended for the North American market. The construction of further hot and cold rolling mills as well as hot-coating systems is to follow.
40% of the steel is planned for the company's European processing and finishing lines.

Project scope

  • Task: Engineering, delivery and commissioning of a complete plant communication system
  • System: Cross-plant intercom and wireless crane systems
  • Delivery and details:
    • Raw material transport system consisting of 8 INTRON-D intercom systems with 60 call units
    • Sinter systems consisting of 1 INTRON-D intercom system with 24 call stations and interfaces to the process control technology
    • Oxygen steelworks and continuous casting plant consisting of 12 INTRON-D crane communication systems with a total of 64 call stations, 2 INTRON-D intercom systems with 204 call stations
  • Schedule: Project start 2007 - completion in 2010
  • Parties involved in the project: On-site implementation via various system engineers and directly with the end customer, raw material transport via Polysius do Brasil Ltda., sinter system via Outotec GmbH, crane communication systems via Bardella S/A Indúsrias Mecanicas, steelwork intercom system Thyssen Krupp CSA Siderúrgica do Altlantico Ltda.

Special features/solutions

To ensure consistent communication with networking of all systems at a later stage, the end customer had decided to purchase all systems for the production plants from one supplier. Also required was the option for future expansion by integrating other systems into the group of systems, and if necessary to expand the systems to create a general alarm system for the new plant.