New units added at Bhilai
The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has modernized and expanded capacity to 21.4 million ton per annum of crude steel from 12.8 Mtpa, Minister of State for Steel, Vishnu Deo Sai, said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on 2 Jan 2019.
Capacity augmentation was carried out at five plants – Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Bokaro (Jharkhand), Rourkela (Odisha), Durgapur (West Bengal) & Burnpur (West Bengal) as well as Special Steel Plant at Salem (Tamil Nadu).
The Modernisation and Expansion at Rourkela, Burnpur, Durgapur, Bokaro and Salem Steel Plants has been completed.
Further, at Bhilai Steel Plant, all major facilities like New Coke Oven Battery No.11, 2nd Sinter Machine in Sinter Plant-3, New Blast Furnace (BF) No. 8, New Steel Melting Shop III (2 converters and 3 casters), Universal Rail Mill and Rail Welding Lines, Bar and Rod Mill have been completed, he said. fiinews.com