Modernisation of Steel Plants





Modernisation of Steel Plants
The Minister of State for Steel and Mines, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai has said that Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) have undertaken Modernisation and Expansion (at Bhilai, Bokaro, Durgapur, Rourkela, ISP, Burnpur and Special Steel Plant at Salem of SAIL and Vizag Steel Plant of RINL) to enhance its crude steel production capacity in the current phase from 12.84 Million Tonne Per Annum (MTPA) to 21.40 MTPA and from 3.0 MTPA to 6.3 MTPA respectively.  The indicative investment of SAIL for the current phase is Rs. 61,870 crore.  Besides, a provision of Rs. 10,264 crore has been made towards investment in existing mines under Raw Material Division (RMD) & development of Rowghat mine.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai said that RINL has undertaken modernization of the major process units like Blast Furnaces, Steel Melt Shop Converters and Sinter Plant at an estimated cost of about Rs. 2410 crore, to meet the latest environmental norms, to adopt the latest technology, to conserve energy, to increase the production and productivity and at the same time to upkeep the health of major equipment, which are in operation for more than two decades.
The Minister said that the funds allocated and spent by SAIL and RINL in the last three years and current year for the purpose is as under:-
Rs. Crore
Steel Plant
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15 (Apr-Oct`14)
 SAIL
Allocation
Utilisation
Allocation
Utilisation
Allocation
Utilisation
RE
Utilisation
Bhilai
3335
2864
3700
3546
4460
4002
2017
1043
Durgapur
547
533
805
771
675
631
414
235
Rourkela
3270
2845
3050
2204
2048
1862
1600
710
Bokaro
1220
913
1400
907
1020
1149
534
282
ISP
2140
2487
1700
1396
1432
1310
1180
702
Others
366
418
75
169
125
203
22
12
Total
10878
10060
10730
8993
9760
9157
5767
2984
 RINL
1965
1896.47
1260
1287.43
1500
1512.15
1535
746.50

He said that various steps like review & updation of Project Manuals, enhancing  delegation of powers at various levels for faster decision making, implementation of Integrated Project Management System, strengthening of project management organization by recruiting/ redeploying fresh/experienced project managers, constitution of Board Sub Committee (BSC) to monitor the implementation of Expansion Plans have been taken.  Other measures undertaken include extensive use of video conferencing for review meetings, discussions & sharing of problems of various plants during head of Projects meetings, establishing project control rooms at plants, assistance to contractors in the form of supply of steel, pipes and other SAIL products, provision of space for fabrication yard inside/outside the plant to facilitate the contractor in fabricating structures and reducing transportation delays etc. Progress of modernisation and expansion of plants are regularly reviewed at the level of Minister and Secretary in the Ministry.

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Crude Steel Production
The Minister of State for Steel and Mines, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai has said that as per rankings released by the World Steel Association (WSA), India was the fourth largest producer of crude steel in the world in 2013.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai said that the estimated crude steel production capacity of India during the three years, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 as per the Report of the Working Group on Steel for the 12th Five Year Plan is given below.

Year

Estimated crude steel production capacity of India (million tonnes or    mt.)
2014-15
129
2015-16
141
2016-17
149
Source:  Joint Plant Committee (JPC)












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Setting Up of Steel Plants
The Minister of State for Steel and Mines, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai has said that 3 MTPA Greenfield integrated steel plant at Nagarnar, Chhattisgarh is being constructed by NMDC Ltd. The project is at construction stage
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai said that as per the 13th Schedule of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is to examine the feasibility of establishing an Integrated Steel Plant in Khammam District of Telangana and YSR District of Andhra Pradesh within six months from appointed day i.e. 02.06.2014. Accordingly, a feasibility report is being prepared by SAIL.
The Minister said that steel is a deregulated sector and the decisions regarding setting up of industries based on steel are taken by the project proponents, keeping in view the market dynamics and techno-economic viability of projects.

 

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