October 1, 2012

SAIL Expedites Modernization and Expansion of ISP, Burnpur

SAIL chairman urges for timely commissioning of modernization projects at ISP, Burnpur. The chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Mr. C. S. Verma, visited IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) at Burnpur in West Bengal to review progress of work under the plant's ongoing modernization & expansion programme. ISP, Burnpur is well on its way to emerge as India's most modern integrated steel plant with capacity to produce 2.5 million tonnes of crude steel per annum. At present while most of the main projects at Burnpur are almost ready for commissioning remaining are in advanced stage of completion close to commissioning stage. 
Major facilities coming up in the ambit of ISP's modernization and expansion programme include a 7m tall COB along with environment-friendly coke dry quenching system, two 204 sq meter Sinter Machines; a new Blast Furnace of 4060 cubic meter volume with top pressure recovery turbine and coal dust injection system; three 150 tonnes BOF Converters, two 6-stand Billet Casters and one 4-stand bloom-cum-beam Blank Caster, Heavy Section Mill of 0.6 mtpa capacity, 0.5 mtpa Wire Rod Mill & 0.75 mtpa Bar Mill with necessary auxiliary and service facilities.

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