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JFE to make electrical steel in India for power infrastructure

Joint venture marks first production of material outside of Japan

Power lines stretch through the suburbs of Mumbai. JFE Steel will produce steel for power grid equipment in India.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- JFE Steel will establish a joint venture in India to produce a material used in electrical power infrastructure, Japan's second largest steelmaker said on Monday, in a bid to capture growth in the world's most populous country.

Production equipment for grain-oriented electrical steel sheet will be installed at a steelworks of JFE affiliate JSW Steel, with full operations slated to start by fiscal 2027.

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